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Video: Volvo S60 Polestar development explained

Polestar Racing, Volvo’s key motorsport and in-house tuning partner, has released a new video outlining the engineering and development detail that went into the recently unveiled Volvo S60 Polestar road car.

Volvo S60 Polestar explained

For those who don’t remember, this is the first-ever Polestar production car, and Australia will become the first-ever market to take it on board.

Based on the already high performing Volvo S60 T6 R-Design – the flagship S60 – Polestar hasn’t turned its attention to just one area. Instead, the entire car is totally revamped. This includes the suspension, brakes, engine, and six-speed automatic transmission.

Some styling tweaks are also made, giving the Polestar a distinguished look on the outside and a similarly bespoke interior decor on the inside.

Full details on the S60 Polestar can be found here. To refresh your memory though, the unique model comes with a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine producing 257kW and 500Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h is possible in just 4.9 seconds.

The car will make its debut in Australia in June. Stay tuned for our full review. In the meantime, click play below for a quick run-down on some of its background.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.