Volvo V60 Polestar

The Volvo V60 Polestar was our first global production model, launched in 2014 and sold on four continents, taking engineering philosophy and technology from track to road.

The car was developed for those who share our passion at Cyan Racing: That driving really matters and that a true driver's road car should enable you to enjoy driving all-year, on all roads and in all weather conditions.

Development of the car picked up from the C30 and S60 Concept cars. Thousands of development kilometres were driven on twisty mountain roads, on the Autobahn and test tracks from the south of Europe to the frozen north of Sweden.

The car featured a 6-cylinder turbo charged six-cylinder engine of 350hp and 500Nm, making for a 0-100 km/h time in just 4.9 seconds, but with main focus of development on the chassis. The chassis featured Öhlins dampers and thorough development work that included all vital parts.

The cars received glowing reviews in media, here from Top Gear:

”The V60 is remarkably composed through corners, with bags of traction and enough low-end torque to make it properly quick point-to-point.”

“The V60 proves they can set up a car for the road, so bring on the future and more exciting Volvos.”

Technical Specification

0-100 km/h 4.9 sec
0-200 km/h 17.7 sec
Top speed 250 km/h*
* = Electronically limited

Öhlins shock absorber system
Front strut brace with carbon fibre enforcement
80% stiffer springs compared to S/V60 T6 R-Design
Front: 62 N/mm
Rear: 67 N/mm (S60) 72 N/mm (V60)
Stiffer top mount front and rear
Stiffer tie blade bushing

6-cylinder inline T6 engine, 2953 cc
258 kW (350 hp DIN / 345 hp SAE) @ 5250 rpm
500 Nm (369 lb-ft) @ 3000-4750 rpm
Max 6500 rpm
New twin-scroll Borg Warner turbo
Max boost 1.2 bar
New intercooler
2.5” stainless full-flow exhaust system with twin 3.5” tail pipes

AWF21 automatic gearbox with paddle shift system
Transmission calibration for faster gearshifts, launch control and curve-hold functionality
Four-wheel drive
Haldex calibration for more rear torque dynamic distribution
Tires and rims
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/35 ZR20 (95Y) XL
Bespoke rims, 20x8”

Brembo 6 piston brake calipers
371x32 mm ventilated and floating Brembo discs
Pads: Brembo HP1000
302x22 mm ventilated disc
Pads: Brembo HP2000

Launch control
Calibrated stability control system