Volvo S60 Polestar entering limited production in Australia [w/video]
The Volvo S60 Polestar Concept may be entering limited production in Australia and, depending how the Aussies take to this Swedish super sports sedan, could then be made available worldwide. The news comes from Austrlia’s GoAuto, which claims to have received early info from its sources inside Volvo and its tuning/motorsport arm, Polestar.
Polestar released a short teaser video this week (watch it below) of what appears to be the S60 Polestar Concept clipping the snowy apex of an ice track’s turn. The only information given with the teaser were the words “Limited Edition. Soon in Australia.” Unveiled last June, the S60 Polestar concept has since made the rounds at auto shows, visited Jay Leno’s Garage, played on the track with its future competition, and even secured a home for itself with a buyer who reportedly is paying Volvo some $300,000 to own it.
The S60 Polestar Concept is about the meanest machine one can imagine making out of Volvo’s sports sedan. Packing 508 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque from its heavily modified T6 engine, then routing those revolutions through a six-speed manual transmission to all four wheels, the S60 Polestar is said to cover the sprint to 62 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds. A lower and wider body, brakes by Brembo, suspension bits by Ohlins and a diet to delete some weight make this car a serious issue for M3 and C63 AMG owners everywhere. GoAuto‘s sources say the production version’s performance will be dialed back a bit from the concept’s, but we’ll have to wait until Volvo and Polestar make this sedan’s production official to find out by how much.
Related GalleryVolvo S60 Polestar Concept: LA 2012
By John Neff