Polestar V60 & XC60 Wagons Coming This Summer! 415 HP!

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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. Unlike the 2019 S60 Polestar Engineered, these new […]

20 Years of Polestar’s History with Volvo

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A look back at Polestar’s 20 year history With Polestar announcing their very first production vehicle – an incredible 600HP hybrid coupe – in 2017, we got to wondering. How did this once-time Volvo racing team end up as a high performance manufacturer under their own brand? Is there Polestar history? Oh yes, there is […]

Polestar 1 Debuts! 600hp Hybrid, Carbon Fiber Body, GT 2+2

Straight from Volvo today. EXCITING NEWS. Polestar 1 Polestar also unveiled the 600hp Polestar 1, the company’s first car, which is set to roll off the production line in mid-2019. Polestar’s technology and product offering benefits from synergies and economies of scale enabled by the Volvo Car Group, helping Polestar to accelerate design, development and […]

Volvo Racing Name Change: Polestar Out, Cyan In

Volvo’s racing group got a name change today. Cyan Racing is the new name. Polestar Racing is out, but note the name of Volvo’s high performance street model line is unchanged… the fast Volvos you see on the street and at dealers are still “Polestar” models. Ever since Volvo acquired Polestar, we knew changes were […]

Volvo to Offer Tuning Kits for Drive-E Engine

Developed through collaboration between Volvo’s in-house research-and-development team and transmission maker Aisin Warner, the kits are said to borrow technology from the performance-focused S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar packages. Both cars have been selling faster than the company expected, prompting a second production batch and inspiring the tuning kits for basic models.

The kits are designed to improve engine performance, while also tweaking throttle response, shift speed, shift precision and off-throttle response. The company has not yet detailed how much additional performance buyers can expect.

A Volvo Hot Hatch, Maybe?

Rumors are swirling about a Volvo Polestar hot hatch based on the V40. Volvo would be aiming this car at the Ford Focus RS and VW Golf R. This category has been given new life with new models from Ford, Audi and VW. Volvo wants in. over 300hp possible AWD almost certainly no manual transmission […]