Concept to production, the 508-hp 2013 Volvo S60 Polestar is here

Based on the 508-hp Volvo S60 Concept Car, the ‘real thing,’ OEM version of the Volvo S60 Polestar is finally here. Plus, add 17-years of motorsport experience, Volvo feel they have built a car that enthusiasts actually wish to drive. A true ‘driver’s car.’

The automakers explain, “We received a fantastic response to our Volvo C30 and S60 Polestar concept cars, so we are very happy to now introduce our first production car to the Australian market. This is an important step forward for Polestar, one that promises an exciting future.”

A limited production run has been developed exclusively for the Australian market as a pilot project, with the first cars being delivered to customers in late June 2013. Introduction of the Volvo S60 Polestar to further markets is under investigation pending the response of the Australian introduction.

The six-cylinder turbo-charged Volvo T6 engine has been optimised by Polestar with a bigger turbo, new intercooler, revised engine mapping and racing exhaust to produce 350bhp or 257kW and 500+Nm.

The S60 Polestar accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds, via a Polestar-tuned six-speed automatic gearbox – which also features a launch control system – and a Polestar-tuned Haldex 4WD system. The car is governed to a top speed of 250km/h.

2013 Volvo S60 Polestar

2013 Volvo S60 Polestar Specs:

Performance

  • 0-100 km/h 4.9 sec
  • Top speed 250 km/h – limited

Engine

  • 6-cylinder inline T6 engine, 2953 cc
  • 257kw (350bhp) @ 5700 rpm
  • 500+Nm @ 2800-4750rpm
  • Max 6500 RPM
  • Polestar engine software
  • New Borg Warner turbo
  • New intercooler
  • 2.5″ stainless full-flow exhaust system with 3.5″ tail pipes.

Chassis

  • Polestar Öhlins, 2-way adjustable shock absorbers
  • Upgraded springs
  • o 60N/mm front, 65N/mm rear. (80% stiffer than stock)
  • Upgraded stabilizers front and rear
  • Upgraded rear tie blades
  • Upgraded top mount in front and rear
  • Upgraded toe link arms in rear
  • Strut brace with carbonfiber enforcement
  • 235/40R19, Michelin Pilot Super Sport
  • Bespoke Polestar rims, 8×19″ ET51

Weight

  • 1684kg – same as standard S60 T6 R-Design

Drivetrain

  • AWF21 automatic gearbox
  • o Launch control
  • o Modified transmission software for faster shifts and launch control
  • o Modified AWD software for more rear torque

Brakes

  • Front:
  • o 336×29 mm ventilated discs
  • o Jurid 958 performance brake pad
  • Rear:
  • o 302×22 mm ventilated discs
  • o HP2000 Brembo performance brake pads

Aero

  • New Polestar front splitter corners
  • New Polestar rear spoiler
  • New Polestar diffuser

Interior/Exterior

  • Polestar door trims
  • Polestar badge on front grille
  • Polestar badge on boot
  • Polestar gear shift knob
  • Polestar badge on engine
  • Polestar limited edition plate on door sills and steering wheel
  • Black outside mirror covers

2013 Volvo S60 Polestar 2013 Volvo S60 Polestar

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