The new S60 Polestar is based on the latest generation Volvo S/V60 and marks the start of an
extended Polestar production model range. Development of the car has been
ongoing during the past years, picking up from the C30 and S60 Concept cars and
the Australian S60 Polestar. Thousands of development miles have been driven on
twisty mountain roads, on the Autobahn and test tracks from the south of Europe
to the frozen north of Sweden.
"We are proud to present the S60 and V60 Polestar. A car developed for those who share our passion at Polestar: That driving really matters and that a true driver's car should enable you to enjoy driving all year, on all roads and in all weather conditions. This is a driver's car for real life," said Christian Dahl, CEO of Polestar.
"Our motorsport cooperation with Polestar has been going on for almost two decades and it is rewarding to see how Polestar can use their experiences from motorsport to engineer such an exciting and competent car," said Derek Crabb, Motorsport Director at Volvo Car Group.
The new Volvo S60 Polestar is set for sale on four continents around the world in 2014, including in the North America.
Aerodynamic Exterior Developed in Wind Tunnel
To reflect the increased performance of the S60 Polestar, positive aerodynamic effects have been achieved through subtle, yet efficient, modifications based on data from tests in the Volvo Cars wind tunnel. The changes are visible with the front splitters, optimizing the airflow underneath the car, as well as a new rear spoiler and diffuser, increasing down force.
The interior has been reworked with new details, materials and Polestar colors, such as the steering wheel, seats and more, with the sole purpose of increasing driver support and control.