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Ehh, I doubt it, especially with Volvo's goal of going to 4 cylinder engines with higher power and better fuel efficiency.
 

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Ehh, I doubt it, especially with Volvo's goal of going to 4 cylinder engines with higher power and better fuel efficiency.
The Chinese have plenty of cash flow sitting around, so I wouldn't be too surprised if they were able to push some more power out of either the T6 or one of the new 4cyl motors.
 

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The Chinese have plenty of cash flow sitting around, so I wouldn't be too surprised if they were able to push some more power out of either the T6 or one of the new 4cyl motors.
Although that is true, the pictures in that article say otherwise. What's being masked is a Vibrant Copper T6, with a non-R-Design front end.
 

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Although that is true, the pictures in that article say otherwise. What's being masked is a Vibrant Copper T6, with a non-R-Design front end.
Could just be testing for engine and chassis setup and body is still being worked on.
 

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My 0.02 cents:
The V8 is a very very slim chance. Considering the XC60 plug in concept and the switch to an all 4 banger line up..... its more likely they go that route, big engines aren't really necessary anymore unless you're putting it in a larger car a la Audi A8/ BMW 7er but even then the 6 cylinder options on those cars are very capable.
A V8 on this things gonna destroy an already largely front heavy car= part of a recipe for an understeering pig. I'd rather they keep the Turbo SI6 or the turbo 5, move to a hybrid turbo 4 a la XC60 plug in or do something crazy with a DI inline 4; twincharge it or double twin scroll turbo or something around those lines.
 

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>> A V8 on this things gonna destroy an already largely front heavy car

The V8 is 418 pounds (source wiki) and the SI6 is 397 pounds (that is the normally aspirated
version) (source http://www.sae.org/automag/technewsletter/070201Powertrain/03.htm).
So I suspect a normally aspirated V8 is very close, in weight, to a T6 engine. But I agree the V8
would not be the way to go unless it gives them some extra room for a manual transmission.

Volvo had an internal program with the V8 in the S60R (previous generation) but nothing
came of it (see third paragraph: http://www.wothrline.com/main.htm). But it must have been
fun!
 

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I wish this becomes reality. :thumbup:

 

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Interesting.. cut and pasted with Google Translate.

Brutal Polestar Volvo S60 coming soon
It is almost time for the world premiere of the Volvo S60 Polestar, M3 contender who has more in common with C30 PCP and S60 T6 than TTA racer. But behind the cars is the same team - Polestar.

Author: Olof Adlercreutz
In this year's TTA - Elitserien in Racing, Volvo Polestar up with four cars, all with a body based on the common carrier family S60. But alongside the new car has also developed an S60, which, according to Volvo to recall C30 PCP from 2010. - The car is a performance concept that is a spinoff of our work while we have evaluated and developed the S60 for racing, says Polestar's marketing manager Hans Bååth in a statement. story of the car began around the time that Volvo decided to bet on racing with S60 2011th Then began Polestar examine how capable S60 could be, but unlike the TTA-car based S60 Polestar largely on the Volvo S60 T6, which is our previously captured spy photos revealed by a lay against the registration office. In our car peony in place the engine sounded like a V8 engine, but there appear to be T6 underpinning. If there is a V8 remains to be seen. - We concluded that this (S60) was another strong Volvo with great potential in motor sport, and almost an ideal platform for a gatlegal performance car. Volvo engineers are known worldwide for what has been done in the automotive and traffic safety. It is less known is that strong and safe cars also provides a good basis for motorsport and performance cars. Just as the equally acclaimed as a bright blue Volvo C30 PCP teaches engine power to be something extraordinary. As teknikensvarld.se previously written has been said that the engine may round up 400 horsepower or more. Unfortunately it seems that also have other similarities to PCP C30 - Volvo is not absolutely certain that the car will be built in more than the example that they will show up for Gothenburg City Race on June 16. - If there are more cars is an open question. First of all, we want to get feedback on this first prototype, says Hans Bååth.
 

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From Volvocars Newsroom:

Volvo S60 Polestar to be shown at the next Swedish TTA Race in Gothenburg

Polestar will present a performance concept road car, based on the Volvo S60 platform, at the next round of the Swedish TTA - Racing Elite League. Officially named Volvo S60 Polestar, it will be shown on 16th June at the third round of the new racing series, held at Polestar's home track in downtown Gothenburg, Sweden.

"The performance concept road-car is a spin-off of our work evaluating and developing the S60 for racing." says Polestar Marketing Director Hans Bååth.

When the Volvo C30 Polestar was presented in 2010, it gained a massive global interest and Polestar was flooded with requests from people interested in buying the car. The first Polestar concept-car was however not designed with production in mind and, at the time, Polestar was also in the midst of campaigning the Volvo C30 WTCC in the FIA World Touring Car Championship. The first S60 Polestar is built for one of the most eager bidders for the original C30 Polestar.

"Whether there will be more cars built is an open question. First of all we want to get feedback on this first prototype." Bååth continues.

In 2011, Volvo decided to switch its race-car entry from the C30 to the S60 model. Polestar then started an intense research and evaluation-program to collect and compile vehicle data from the S60 platform. The final decision on what racing class to enter was yet to be taken and Polestar needed to learn as much as possible about the S60's built-in characteristics.

Jan Andersson, responsible for complete vehicle development at Polestar explains: "What we found was another very strong Volvo with great potential for motorsport applications and also an almost ideal platform for a road-going performance car. Volvo's engineers are known around the world for their achievements in car and traffic safety. What is less widely understood is that strong and safe cars also make great platforms for motorsport and performance."

Polestar has co-operated with Volvo since 1996 and has to date successfully raced five different Volvo models starting with the Volvo 850. Volvo bodies are strong and solid designs, built to withstand extreme forces straight from the factory which make them ideal for building race cars. While in the S60 TTA car, almost every single part is designed and manufactured for racing purposes only, the Volvo S60 Polestar is to a great extent based on standard Volvo S60 T6 components.

Derek Crabb, Motorsport Director at Volvo Cars: "The car we present is yet another result of our close co-operation where Polestar's motorsport and performance experience is combined with Volvo's in-depth knowledge about the car and its technology."

Exact specifications of the car will be revealed at the official launch at the Gothenburg City Arena.
 

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100% conceptual one-off like the C30 PCP = 100% uncertainty. But at least we can drool when this gets revealed.

Fingers crossed that this concept gets an even greater response, enough to warrant a possible production vehicle.
 
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