Volvo confirms 'Polestar Engineered' upgrade for new S60

Volvo confirms 'Polestar Engineered' upgrade for new S60

Polestar may now be a manufacturer in its own right, but it's teaming up with Volvo for a new range of high-performance parts.

The Polestar Engineered variants will be available globally, says Volvo, but volumes will be limited. Under the tag of "Polestar Engineered', Volvo will roll out the upgrades alongside its all-new S60 saloon next week, with the same elements appearing on the V60 and XC60 T8 models later in the year".

The Polestar Engineered packages transforms wheels, brakes, suspension and the car's engine ECU.

I'm not sure about Volvo's plans to go fully electric, but anytime you can get nearly 500 pound-feet from just two litres, sign me up. They're badged Polestar Engineered, and the S60 is the first to benefit from this treatment.

However, judging by the recent release of the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered, it might be more accurate to say that "electrification" is the future of Volvo. Instead there will be upgrades offered under the Polestar Engineered label. A new strut bar and the adjustable shock absorber design are brought over from the larger Polestar 1 coupe. The brake pads have increased heat tolerance while the brake discs' slotted design further improves heat reduction.

Not to be confused with the new Polestar EV brand, Polestar Engineered trim will include new wheels, brakes, suspension and engine control units.

There won't be too much on the outside to tell the Polestar Engineered models apart, besides Polestar emblems, black chrome exhaust pipes, and gold seatbelts and brake callipers - showing off the division's new "hallmark" colour. Seatbelt straps are gold, too, and the vehicle comes with Polestar emblems and black chrome exhaust pipes.

As with recent fast Volvos, the S60 T8 will receive Ohlins dampers - in this case the very fancy DFV items - using a design that's shared with the Polestar 1.

Related Articles

  • Zero's Teaser: Salman Surprises Dwarf Shah Rukh

    Zero's Teaser: Salman Surprises Dwarf Shah Rukh

    During the one-and-a-half-hour-long episode, Salman was seen having a jolly good time with his Race 3 co-stars. Here are the trailer and songs of the film in case you missed out.
    Wetherspoon is going through some dramatic changes because of Brexit

    Wetherspoon is going through some dramatic changes because of Brexit

    Alcohol-free Adnams Ghost Ship brewed in Suffolk will replace the German-made alcohol-free beer from Erdinger. Kopparberg has confirmed that it will be producing its cider in the United Kingdom post-Brexit.
    Thousands form human chain in Spain's Basque

    Thousands form human chain in Spain's Basque

    Sanchez, who now heads the government, called for the resumption of negotiations with the Catalan leadership. He stayed short of advocating for full secession but declared himself in favour of a more federal approach.
  • Britain's Rolls-Royce is slashing 4,600 jobs

    Britain's Rolls-Royce is slashing 4,600 jobs

    The company said it will take a one-off financial hit of £500 million ($670 million) as a result of the restructuring. It employs around 19,400 engineers.
    Nashville leaders react to news of North America's 2026 World Cup

    Nashville leaders react to news of North America's 2026 World Cup

    A successful joint North America bid will see the global sports event return to the USA for the first time since 1994. Hasseltine said. "We want to make sure the legacy lives forever and lives long beyond the games' being here".
    RBI may hike rates again in August on rise in inflation

    RBI may hike rates again in August on rise in inflation

    Also, it noted the rural index rose by 1.08 per cent in May, up by 0.26 per cent from the rate recorded in April (0.82) per cent. The RBI in its bid to tighten inflation, increased repo rate last week, for the first time in more than four years.
  • Fire at tower block in Elmira Street, Lewisham

    Fire at tower block in Elmira Street, Lewisham

    Fire is out and everybody is safe, but very concerned there were no alarms going off. "The Brigade was called at 4.14am". Firefighters from Lee Green, Deptford, New Cross, Forest Hill, Lewisham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.
    Nirav Modi flees from London, lands in Brussels

    Nirav Modi flees from London, lands in Brussels

    The notice is issued through the Interpol, an global criminal police organization that facilitates worldwide police cooperation. A Red Corner Notice issued by Interpol urges its member countries to detain or arrest an accused, who is wanted in a country.
    NASA has been preemptively sued to protect Neil Armstrong-gifted moon dust

    NASA has been preemptively sued to protect Neil Armstrong-gifted moon dust

    At this point, Ms Cicco isn't sure what she will do with the vial if she's allowed to keep it, though it may be worth millions. While a proactive lawsuit against the agency might appear slightly paranoid for a small vial of alleged moon dust, it's not.
  • Trump pledges to punish 'the people of Canada'

    Trump pledges to punish 'the people of Canada'

    Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal. White House trade adviser weighs in on 'Fox News Sunday '. - Donald J.
    Niall has left Love Island in shock move

    Niall has left Love Island in shock move

    ITV have also revealed they "have no current plans" for Niall to appear on spin-off show Aftersun with Caroline Flack. In fact, sources claiming to be friends of the popular islander tell the Sun they 'can't get hold of him'.
    A major Surface redesign is happening, but not until next year

    A major Surface redesign is happening, but not until next year

    Naturally, nothing can be confirmed right now, s things are still in flux. Unlike Carmel, Libra is coming by the end of the year, Thurrott says .