Volvo has launched the S60 Polestar Performance Concept at the Göteborg City Race. Now let’s take a closer look at it.
The much-awaited S60 Polestar blows all expectations straight out of the water. It is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six that makes a potent 508 horsepower and 424 foot-pounds of torque, propelling the supersedan from zero to 62 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds. To put that figure into perspective, it’s just three tenths of a second slower than a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT.
Volvo says that the performance-oriented S60′s top speed based on the vicinity of 186 miles per hour. As predicted earlier, power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
The 3,600-pound S60 Polestar features a sportier and more aggressive face than the regular-production model that it is based on. It is equipped with a model-specific body kit, lightweight wheels with Polestar center caps and its ground clearance has been noticeably trimmed. A discreet spoiler is mounted on the top of the trunk lid.
The car is finished in Polestar’s trademark shade of light blue and the grille is adorned by the same Polestar emblem that is found on the company’s race cars.
The interior photos released by Volvo are a little vague but bucket seats embroidered with the Polestar logo are part of the package.
The S60 Polestar Performance Concept has the potential to send shivers down the spine of Mercedes-Benz and BMW but it has yet to be given the green light for production.
If it is added to the Volvo catalog, the production-bound variant of it will likely take its first public bow on the Swedish automaker’s stand at the Paris Motor Show next fall.