Volvo launches Polestar Engineered pack for 60-series cars



Called Polestar Engineered, and designed specifically for Volvo's new 60 series T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrids, the new parts are essentially Gothenburg's answer to BMW's M-Sport line or Mercedes' AMG-line.

The Polestar Engineered S60 gets Brembo mono-block brakes with six-piston calipers, cast in one piece and optimized for rigidity.

The announcement comes shortly before the Swedish automaker is expected to unveil its new S60 sedan, which will be built in Charleston, South Carolina.

Looking ahead, Volvo will release Polestar Engineered versions of the V60 and the XC60. It's a complete offer, applying Polestar's performance know-how to the car's wheels, brakes and suspension as well.

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Chassis mods include Polestar Engineered multi-link front- and rear-suspensions, featuring Ohlins shocks with dual-flow valves that allow stiffened springs and shocks with no affect on ride quality.

The shocks are borrowed from the Polestar 1 hybrid performance auto, meaning they are adjustable. The brake pads have increased heat tolerance while the brake discs' slotted design further improves heat reduction. The ECU also recalibrates the eight-speed automatic transmission. The Brembo calipers are painted gold, peaking out from new lightweight wheels for the Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered. Today starts a new era of Volvo electrified models enhanced by Polestar's performance engineering prowess. Polestar emblems, black-chrome tailpipes and gold-coloured seat belts also serve to identify these flagship models.

Volvo has teamed up with its Polestar sub-division to make a range-topping variant of the upcoming 2019 S60.

Henrik Green, senior vice-president of research and development at Volvo, said that the parts have been "fine-tuned to work together, delivering a responsive and exciting driver's car".

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