Swedish carmaker Volvo has taken the wraps off the facelifted S60 & V60 Polestar for the 2018 Model year.
Powering both the S60 & V60 Polestar is Volvo's 2.0-litre twin-charged petrol engine which features both supercharging and turbocharging. The 2-litre twin-charged engine cranks out 362bhp at 6,00rpm and 470Nm of peak torque between 3,100 – 5,100rpm.
The engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox which sends power to all the wheels through a BorgWarner four-wheel drive system which is calibrated by Polestar to send more torque to the rear wheels.
The Volvo S60 Polestar sprints from 0–100kph in 4.7 seconds while the heavier V60 Polestar estate is just 0.1 second slower in the sprint with a time of 4.8 seconds. Both the S60 & V60 Polestar are limited to a top speed of 250kph.
The biggest changes in the new Polestar fettled Volvo S60 & V60 come in the form of carbon-fibre aero elements including a new front splitter, side sills and a rear spoiler extension (S60 only) which increases downforce by 30 percent.
Polestar has also added an adjustable Öhlins shock absorber system and six-piston Brembo brake callipers with 371-millimetre discs up front along with new brake pads.
Cosmetic changes on the new Volvo S60 & V60 Polestar for the 2018 model year include high-gloss black Polestar diamond cut wheels, carbon fibre door mirror casings, and a new colour; Bursting Blue Metallic. The interiors of both cars feature new seat upholstery, blue contrast stitching, and Polestar embroidering.
The new 2018 Model Year Volvo S60 & V60 Polestar will be limited to just 1,500 units with each car receiving a unique number on the tread plate.
Polestar has been tasked with making Volvos go faster for a while now and under its spanners, the Volvo S60 broke the lap record for four-door cars around the Nurburgring with a time of time of 7:51.110 seconds, something the Swedes kept to themselves for over a year. Hopefully, the aero changes on the new 2018 Model Year S60 & V60 Polestar will help them get a lot faster around the Green Hell, though knowing Volvo we'll only get to know the times a whole lot later.