Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

Volvo Teases Polestar Engineered S60 Model

Volvo Teases Polestar Engineered S60 Model

Volvo Cars and Polestar have introduced a new electrified performance upgrade programme called Polestar Engineered, which will first be offered for T8 Twin Engine versions of the Volvo S60.

In terms of power, Volvo is claiming that an S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar Engineered will produce 415hp and 494lb ft, up from 400hp and 472 as standard.

Volvo " s performance offshoot, Polestar, has announced a series of upgrades it will be offering on top-spec T8 versions of its upcoming S60 saloon.

The announcement comes one week before the company will reveal its new S60 premium sports sedan at the inauguration of its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The eight-speed automatic transmission has also been recalibrated to speed up changes and sharpen response.

The shocks are borrowed from the Polestar 1 hybrid performance auto, meaning they are adjustable.

With Polestar Engineered, various aspects of the vehicle like the wheels, brakes, suspension and engine control unit are improved using Polestar's performance engineering expertise.

The redesigned 2019 Volvo S60 due to be revealed on June 20 will be the first of the Swedish automaker's cars to receive the new Polestar Engineered treatment.

There are fancier shocks (from Ohlins), a strut brace shared with the Polestar 1, new brake discs, Brembo calipers with brake pads that have better heat tolerance, and lightweight wheels to show it all off. Polestar emblems, black chrome exhaust pipes and gold seat belts round out the package's visual enhancements.

Volvo's T8 powertrain is comprised of a 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged engine, with an additional battery and electric motor mounted at the rear axle.

Henrik Green, senior vice-president of research and development at Volvo, said that the parts have been "fine-tuned to work together, delivering a responsive and exciting driver's car".

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