Polestar was initially founded in 1996 in collaboration with Volvo. The business is focused upon progression within the competitive racing industry, as well as developing products to optimise performance and power in Volvo road cars.
Polestar Performance Power Optimisation products are available for a range of Volvo models. The technology heightens power and torque and delivers an enhanced driving experience. Polestar Optimisation offers a lively and exciting performance whilst maintaining excellent efficiency and fuel economy.
The latest Polestar-engineered models include the stylish new V60 Polestar Estate. Drivers can expect exceptionally high performance from the model, as well as enjoying impeccable safety features, premium comfort and valuable practicality.
Christian Dahl, CEO of Polestar, describes the new vehicle as “a driver’s car for real life”. The new design has undergone rigorous test-driving to produce a high quality versatile vehicle. The car is injected with the passion and know-how of Polestar technicians to provide a car which is ultimately enjoyable to drive “all year, on all roads and in all weather conditions”, said Dahl.
The enhanced T6 engine offers exceptional performance. A new twin-scroll turbo and intercooler enable the delivery of 350bhp at 5,700rpm, with animated torque of 500Nm at 2,800rpm. Acceleration is vigorous with the new paddle-shift system enabling a boost from 0-60mph in under 4.9 seconds. The Polestar has the ability to reach 124mph in 17.7 seconds and the 2.5-inch stainless steel exhaust gives a satisfyingly guttural growl.
The V6 Polestar offers dynamic Haldex four-wheel drive capabilities. This, coupled with the Traction Control and superior ventilated Brembo braking system, provides an active driving approach with strong control. Increased structural rigidity and high performance Ohlins shock absorbers offer enhanced comfort. Within the cabin you benefit from enhancements to the style and comfort with clever detailing and supreme material choice.
The Volvo V60 Polestar is scheduled to go on sale in the UK in June 2014. Watch out for more information regarding this sophisticated new model.