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Chris Harris Goes Snowdrifting in Volvo S60 Polestar with a little C63 AMG on the Side: Video 25
Jan
Posted by Darryl in Automotive, Editorial, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz C63 AMG, video, VOLVO, Volvo S60 Polestar Concept on 01 25th, 2013
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Chris Harris is having an affair with a Sweden and German, in the snow, sideways. Actually, Harris sets off to drive from Sweden to the UK but meets some snow and decides to have a bit of fun but not without spewing his silly antics and verbal subtleties when describing both the new Volvo S60 Polestar and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. You may find him hilarious or a bit serious, it all depends on what side of the automotive fence you are on. Either way, you will enjoy the latest Chris Harris On Cars video from the Drive network below!



Jay Leno Takes Volvo’s 508 Horsepower Polestar S60 Concept for a Spin: Video 22
Jan
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Editorial, Jay Leno, Jay Leno's Garage, video, VOLVO, Volvo S60, Volvo S60 Polestar Concept, Volvo S60 R-Design on 01 22nd, 2013
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Volvo seems to have found a new recognition among automotive enthusiasts especially with their new R-Design and Polestar line of vehicles. With that said, the latest Swedish Hot-Rod to embrace paved roads is the Volvo Polestar S60, currently in concept form and in Jay Leno’s garage for his latest test drive video.

Said to be 99% stock parts, the new Volvo S60 Polestar, packing in a healthy 508 ponies, is good to hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Jay Leno gets to experience the ‘Volvo on steroids’ first hand in the video below for the latest Jay Leno’s Garage episode. Enjoy!



Volvo’s S60 Polestar Performance Concept Is A 508-Horsepower BMW M3 Fighter 18
Jun
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Concept Vehicle, Kurt, News, Tuners, VOLVO, Volvo S60 Polestar Concept on 06 18th, 2012

Volvo's S60 Polestar Concept. Image: Polestar

When say “sport sedan,” what cars immediately come to mind? Chances are good the list includes BMW’s M3, as well as Mercedes-Benz’s C63 AMG and Porsche’s Panamera. What’s likely missing from the list is anything from Volvo, and that’s a shame since the S60 T6 R-Design is a very capable sport sedan, hobbled by a non-sporting flappy paddle gearbox.

Volvo is in the midst of re-inventing itself as an automaker, and part of that process is using tuning partner Polestar to create Volvos with a decidedly sporting flare. Enter the S60 Polestar Performance Concept, which makes an impressive 508 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque from its 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six engine. That’s sent to all four wheels, giving the S60 Polestar the ability to sprint from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in just under four seconds. By anyone’s standard, that’s seriously quick.

Outside the S60 Polestar gets a revised front and rear fascia, side skirts, and 19-inch Polestar wheels. The track is widened by 20 mm (roughly 3/4 inch) up front and 40 mm (about an inch and a half) out back, and the car sports a 30 mm (1.2-inch) suspension drop. Polestar bolts bigger brakes front and rear, too, meaning that the S60 Polestar concept should stop as well as it accelerates and corners.

Will Volvo put the S60 Polestar into production? We certainly hope so, but we hope even more that the six-speed manual gearbox from the concept trickles down to the more pedestrian S60 T6 R-Design.







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