If you like fast Volvos, this summer will be especially fun. After a several-year hiatus, Volvo’s fast wagons are set to return… and the Polestar Engineered S60 sedan will return for the second year in a row. All three will have a monsterous 415 HP and AWD.
Polestar V60 & XC60 Wagons Coming This Summer! 415 HP!
Unlike the 2019 S60 Polestar Engineered, these new 2020 model year wagons and sedan will arrive in greater numbers than just 20. “…all 20 cars were snapped up in less than an hour.” — jalopnik.com. That’s right, last year’s hi-po S60 was harder to get than front row Rolling Stones tickets.
And they will be sold conventionally, instead of through Care by Volvo.
What Does “Polestar Engineered” Mean?
So what are these cars, exactly? Polestar, Volvo’s mission-confused performance division -slash- independent electric car brand takes a T8 plug-in-hybrid Volvo, increases the power, enhances the chassis, improves the looks with different wheels (and possibly different color choices), and sends it to your driveway.
As in other Volvos, the T8 powertrain is a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter inline four paired with two electric motors and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Polestar’s tuning brings the T8 powertrain to 415 horsepower and 494 lb-ft of torque, increases of 15 horses and 22 lb-ft over the standard T8, and new software tweaks send more torque to the rear wheels and give faster throttle responses. Polestar also adds adjustable Öhlins dampers, a front strut bar, and larger six-piston Brembo brake calipers.https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a27032175/2020-volvo-s60-v60-xc60-polestar-engineered-confirmed/
Expect these Polestar Engineered cars to start around $70k in the US.