Volvo’s 60 range has been around for a very long time and its update is expected to be dropped no earlier than late 2018. Currently, Volvo is focusing on introducing the XC40 SUV which will use the new CMA platform which is designed for their smaller cars. Additionally, after fully acquiring Polestar, Volvo announced that Polestar will be developing a range of electrified sporty cars of their own. But for the time being, the current S60 and V90 Polestar sedan and wagon have been given a makeover that will allow them to perform better. Volvo has revealed the 2018 model year S60 and V90 Polestar with a carbon fibre aero package.
Both cars have been given an aerodynamic exterior kit made from carbon fibre. The kit includes a front splitter, side sills and a rear spoiler which is mounted on the boot lid of the S60 and on the roof of the V60. The package not only gives the S60 and V60 Polestars more aggressive styling, Volvo claims that the package provides additional 30 per-cent increase in downforce for both cars, while also enhancing the aerodynamic air flow. According to Volvo, these updates have improved the handling and performance of the cars.
These components that were developed at the Nurburgring in 2016, when Polestar Cyan Racing was temporarily based at the track to set the fastest lap time for the fastest four-door street-legal car. At the time, the S60 Polestar had set the record at the track but it has now been broken.
In addition to the aero package, both cars get glossy black Polestar wheels, carbon fibre caps for the outside rear view mirrors, and a new exterior colour called “Bursting Blue Metallic.” As for the interior, Volvo has not provided any images but has confirmed that the interior has also been worked on. Both cars now come with new seat upholstery, blue contrast stitching and Polestar embroidering which will be different from the regular Polestar models. While the changes are only subtle, Volvo claims around 250 components are different from the standard versions of the cars.
Both, the S60 and V60 Polestar, feature the same 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, twin charged engine which squeezes out 367 horses and 470Nm of torque. With the electronic limiter, both cars max out at 250km/h. The S60 Polestar can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 4-7 seconds, while the heavier wagon is only a tenth slower. The updated versions of the S60 and V90 Polestar will be limited to just 1,500 units which will feature a unique production number on the tread plate.