Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Volvo S60 Polestar Concept, 2012

Volvo S60 Polestar Concept, 2012

Volvo Cars Official Motorsport and Performance partner Polestar present the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept, a performance concept car developed with the aim of satisfying the performance minded driver.

The main focus when developing the car has been to combine a comfortable genuine Volvo driving experience with a high level of power and handling. The Volvo T6 engine has been tuned to deliver a considerable increase in power and torque. This, in combination with a lowered, widened and reinforced chassis together with a tuned Haldex all-wheel drive system and Öhlins suspension makes the car suitable for both high performance driving and long distance travelling.

Robert Dahlgren, Volvo Polestar racing driver, comments the driving experience: "to me the Volvo S60 is a very well sorted car from start. In our concept car we have developed chassis, engine and transmission just like we want it, and the result is a huge leap forward in terms of handling and performance. It is, by far, the most impressive street Volvo I've ever driven. But I must also say that the genuine Volvo feeling is still there. "

The car presented at Gothenburg CityArena is the first car built for one specific client. A small series of Polestar modified S60s may be built pending market response;

Technical specification
        0-100 km/h: 3.9s
        Top speed: >300 km/h

        Volvo T6 inline six (B6304T4)
        508 hp @ 6500rpm
        575Nm @ 5500rpm
        Max rpm: 7100
        Modified cylinder head and combustion chambers
        Modified inlet manifold and air intake
        Special manufactured conrods
        Garret 3171 turbo
        Ferrita 3.5" stainless steel exhaust system

    Drive train
        Reinforced M66C (close ratio) manual 6-speed gear box
        Haldex E-LSD in rear
        Haldex Gen4 XWD

        Tires 265/30R19
        Rims Polestar 9,5X19"
        Chassis lowered 30mm
        Öhlins 3- way shock absorbers
        Reinforced anti-roll bar front and rear
        Track width increased 20 mm front and 40 mm rear
        Polestar-tuned EHPAS steering
        Stabilising X- members, front and rear
        Modified control-arms with uniballs front and rear
        Reinforced bushings in sub-frame and control-arms
        Modified engine mounts

        Total weight 1640kg and optimized weight distribution

        Front Polestar-Brembo 6 piston calipers, 380 mm ventilated discs
        Rear Polestar-Volvo calipers, 302 mm ventilated discs
        Brake cooling air intakes from front

        Based on tests in Volvo's wind-tunnel
        Lowered front splitter and larger rear spoiler to reduce high speed lift
        Carbon fiber diffusor
        Body 20 mm widened front and rear

        Polestar designed seats with increased support. Alcantara on all functional areas steering wheel, gear knob, and seats to ensure maximum grip.
        Centre console lowered for optimised gear-lever ergonomics.

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