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agosto 28, 2017 - Volvo

The updated Volvo V60 Polestar with carbon fibre aerodynamic enhancements, increasing downforce by 30%

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Polestar, the performance brand of #volvo Cars, has unveiled the Model Year 2018 #volvo #v60polestar, complete with additional aerodynamic components made from lightweight carbon fibre material that increase downforce by 30% for improved performance and handling. A limited number of 1,500 vehicles will be produced (this figure includes the S60 Polestar, which is not sold in the UK), with all cars receiving a unique number on the tread plate.

The new aerodynamic exterior package has been developed jointly by the engineers of Polestar and Cyan Racing, the motorsport partner of Polestar, with data and knowledge derived from the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) programme where the team is involved in the title fight.

The aerodynamic enhancements include a new front splitter and side sills, all made in lightweight carbon fibre, increasing the downforce by 30 per cent. The new components increase grip and high-speed stability, providing a car with the duality of being at ease in everyday driving as well as providing the driver with further control and feedback on an inspiring stretch of road or during an evasive manoeuvre, for example.

Many of these components were developed and tested during Polestar Cyan Racing's recently revealed secret Nürburgring test, where a Polestar S60 claimed the record for the fastest four-door road-legal car around the infamous Nordschleife circuit.

Other visual changes include high-gloss black Polestar diamond cut wheels, carbon fibre door mirror casings and a new colour – Bursting Blue Metallic. The interior has been updated with a new seat upholstery, blue contrast stitching and Polestar embroidering.

More than 250 components have been changed compared with the 'standard' #volvo model to create a car with all the usability and practicality of the #volvo V60, but also delivering year-round sports car performance. Key component changes include the adjustable Öhlins shock absorber system and six-piston Brembo brake calipers with 371 millimetre discs.

The #v60polestar retains the award-winning 367 hp Drive-E engine, one of the most powerful four-cylinder production engines in the world, with fuel consumption and emissions at a class-leading level of 8.1 l/100 km and 186 CO2 g/km.

"The Model Year 18 S60 and #v60polestar models are the pinnacle of our road car programmes that we have been developing successfully since our first road car was launched in 2013," said Jörgen Ronstad, Vice President, Product Strategy & Management at Polestar.

"The aerodynamic enhancements, combined with other small but important changes, further enhance our base philosophy of a performance car for all roads and conditions, transferring technology and learnings from track to road."

Technical overview

Performance

Volvo V60 Polestar

0-100 km/h 4.8 sec

0-200 km/h 17.4 sec

0-60 mph 4.5 sec

0-120 mph 15.8 sec

Top speed 155 mph*

* = Electronically limited

Chassis

Adjustable Polestar Öhlins shock absorbers

Front strut brace with carbon fibre enforcement

Stiffer top mount front and rear

Stiffer tie blade bushing

Polestar optimised steering

80% stiffer springs compared with V60 T6 R-Design  

Front:  60 N/mm  

Rear:  72 N/mm

Tyres and rims

Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/35 ZR20 (95Y) XL with cavity damping

Black Polestar bespoke rims, 20×8"

Engine

4-cylinder inline engine with turbo and supercharger

1969 cc

270 kW (367 hp DIN / 362 hp SAE) @ 6000 rpm

470 Nm (347 lb ft) @ 3100-5100 rpm

Max 7000 rpm

Max boost 2.0 bar

Polestar 3.0" stainless full-flow active exhaust system with twin 3.5" tail pipes

Higher-capacity turbo  

Strengthened conrods  

Strengthened camshaft  

Higher-capacity fuel pump  

Higher-capacity air filter  

Higher-capacity air intake

Transmission

BorgWarner four-wheel drive  

Polestar calibration for more rear torque dynamic distribution  

Polestar-calibrated stability control system

8-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox with paddle shifters

Faster gearshifts  

Curve-hold functionality  

Off-throttle functionality  

Optimised shift precision

Brakes

Front:

Polestar/Brembo six-piston brake calipers  

371x32 mm ventilated and floating Brembo discs

Rear: 

302x22 mm ventilated discs

New brake pads for Model Year 2018

Kerb weight

1800 kg / 3968 lb (V60)

Features

Launch control

Sport+ mode

Aerodynamics

Polestar carbon fibre front splitter

Polestar carbon fibre side sills

Polestar front splitter corners

Polestar rear spoiler

Polestar diffuser

Interior and exterior

Sport seats with charcoal, nubuck, blue thread and Polestar imprint

Steering wheel with blue thread and leather/nubuck

Carbon fibre centre stack

Nubuck inlay in doors

Nubuck centre armrest

Polestar gearshift knob

Polestar carpets with blue thread

Polestar sports pedals and footrest

Polestar door sills with numbering

Colours

Bursting Blue Premium Metallic

Cyan Racing Blue

Onyx Black Metallic

Bright Silver Metallic

Ice White Solid

Fuel tank

67.5 litres

Fuel consumption (combined)

8.1 l/100 km (V60)

CO2 emissions

186 g/km (V60)

Environmental classification

Euro 6b

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