2018 Volvo S60/V60 Polestar models add 30 percent more downforce
This will be the last year for the current generation Volvo S60 Sedan and V60 Wagon Polestar performance models and this dynamic duo is set to hit the road with a series of track-proven aerodynamic upgrades. Co-developed with Polestar’s motorsport partner Cyan Racing, these new lightweight carbon fiber components add 30 pounds more downforce compared to their 2017 counterparts, noticeably increasing high-speed stability and grip of both the Sedan and Wagon. Only 1,500 vehicles will be built and 201 of them are destined for America.
Styled for speed and stick
The 2018 Polestar aero tweaks include a new front splitter–as well as a splitter extension on the S60–plus side sills and a rear spoiler. They were fine-tuned by Cyan Racing in a recent secret test at Germany’s famed Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit where a Polestar S60 fitted with a 367-horsepower Drive-E turbocharged 4-cylinder engine set the fastest-ever lap record for a 4-door road-legal car.
Beyond their existing Polestar body bits and these latest aerodynamic enhancements, the 2018 S60 and V60 also feature new high-gloss black Polestar diamond-cut alloy wheels and carbon fiber door mirror caps plus a new exterior color: Bursting Blue Metallic. The cabins get a more subtle remake, gaining new leather/Alcantara upholstery on the deeply bolstered sport seats which also feature blue contrast stitching and Polestar embroidered logo. Each vehicle also will have a number on the door sill plate indicating its production number.
“The Model Year 18 S60 and V60 Polestar models are the pinnacle of our road car programs that we have been developing successfully since our first road car was launched in 2013,” noted Jörgen Ronstad, Vice President, Product Strategy & Management at Polestar. “The aerodynamic enhancements, combined with other small but important changes, further enhances our base philosophy of a performance car for all roads and conditions, transferring technology and learnings from track to road.”
The 2018 Volvo S60 and V6 Polestar models are set to arrive here this fall. Pricing will be released closer to their U.S. on-sale date.
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