Known for churning out highly tuned models of Volvo, Polestar has just unveiled the 2018 editions of the S60 and the V60 Polestar. The 2018 models come with additional aerodynamic components made of carbon fibre. This has helped increase both these models’ downforce by 30 per cent.
The aerodynamic exterior package has been developed jointly by Polestar and Cyan Racing, the motorsport partner of Polestar. The package includes a new front splitter, side sills and a rear spoiler extension, all made of carbon fibre. Many of these components were developed during the Polestar Cyan Racing’s recently-revealed secret Nurburgring test where a Polestar S60 claimed the record for the fastest four-door road-legal car around the infamous Nordschleife circuit.
Other visual changes include gloss black Polestar wheels, carbon fibre door mirror casings and a new ‘Bursting Blue Metallic’ colour. The interior has been updated with new seat upholstery, blue contrast stitching and Polestar embroidery.
The S60 and V60 Polestar retain the 1969cc, 4-cylinder engine featuring both turbo and a supercharger. It generates 367bhp of power and 470Nm of torque. All that power is sent to the road via an all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
A limited number of 1,500 vehicles will be produced, with all the cars sporting individual numbers on the tread plate.