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Volvo R-Design Black R editions celebrate STCC win

December 19, 2013

Volvo and Polestar have teamed up to celebrate their Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC) win by presenting the local market with special Black R editions of the S60, V60, and XC60.

Volvo R-Design Black R editions

Polestar currently provides an engine computer tune for the S60/V60 and XC60 T6 and D5 when optioned with the R-Design pack. The Black R editions add a further dash of exclusivity to these models.

There’s a matt black front grille, Ixion wheels and sports suspension. Inside, passengers are treated to special R-Design leather seats and a Sensus Connect system. Kristian Elvefors, director of sales at Volvo Cars Sweden, said,

“The cooperation with Polestar provides us with an amazing opportunity to spice our existing models. We are launching Black R to celebrate our double victory in STCC.”

Under the bonnet the engines remain in Polestar tune. That means the T6 models are equipped with a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six with 242kW and 480Nm, and the D5 XC60 comes with a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel five-cylinder with 169kW and 470Nm.

The S60 T6 can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 5.7 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 250km/h. The more economical diesel XC60 D5 version is able to cover 0-100km/h in a brisk 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 230km/h.

The editions will be available for a limited time, for the Swedish market only.

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.