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Volvo has just announced it’s adding a pair of new Polestar Engineered models. The V60 wagon and XC60 crossovers get a 400+ hp plug-in hybrid powertrain along with upgrades for the suspension, brakes, and wheels. The new Polestar Engineered models come on the heels of the 2019 S60 Polestar that sold out in less than […] More...
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Volvo has just announced it’s adding a pair of new Polestar Engineered models. The V60 wagon and XC60 crossovers get a 400+ hp plug-in hybrid powertrain along with upgrades for the suspension, brakes, and wheels.
The new Polestar Engineered models come on the heels of the 2019 S60 Polestar that sold out in less than an hour last year. When your model is selling that quickly, it’s no surprise that there are more on the way.
Polestar enhancements start with the T8 PHEV driveline. That’s a 2.0L four with both a turbo and supercharger. Along with a powerful electric motor. Polestar modifies the powertrain to deliver the system’s torque more quickly and send more of the 415 hp and 494 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels.
Underneath, Volvo has added Ohlins dampers. They have a new dual flow valve in the struts that the automaker says respond quickly to road imperfections. An Ohlins front strut bar stiffens the chassis for more responsive handling.
Six-piston front brake calipers are painted in Polestar gold. And you can look at them through the special Polestar-design alloy wheels. Volvo says that they do more than look good, they send more air to the brakes.
Helping fit those wheels, the models get wheel arch extensions. Black chrome tailpipes and a black grille are the only other bodywork changes. So call this one subtle performance. Inside, the seat belts are Polestar gold. There’s also a Nappa leather with textile upholstery on the seats with a leather wheel and shifter.
No word on if these ones will get more than the 20-unit US run the 2019 S60 got. Or on if they’ll be for sale through normal channels and not just the Care by Volvo app.
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