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2017 Volvo S60 Polestar Boasts 367 HP, Becomes the Quickest Volvo Ever

Nowadays, most cars that are capable of hitting over 155 mph (250 km/h) are electronically limited to keep the eco-mentalists happy. On the other hand, green parties will never have their way regarding get-up-and-go. The 2017 Volvo S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar are a case in point.
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As I’m sure you know, Volvo has never been a performance-oriented manufacturer. The TWR Volvo 850 BTCC racer is an exception. But after Volvo has acquired Polestar and turned it into its official go-faster division, the Swedish automaker has changed full circle for the better. Believe it or not, the 2017 Volvo S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar are the quickest production cars ever made by Volvo.

Thanks to a modified 2.0-liter Drive-E T6 engine with a turbocharger and a supercharger bolted on, the compact executive models boast 367 horsepower and 346 lb-ft (470 Nm) of torque. In terms of acceleration, the S60 Polestar hits 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.7 seconds. The V60 Polestar is 0.1 seconds slower. Talk among yourselves, but that’s a serious bragging right.

To put it into perspective, the Ford Focus RS hot hatchback gets to 62 mph (100 km/h) in the same span of time, as does the 2017 Audi S4. The Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4Matic sedan, on the other hand, is a little slower at 4.9 seconds, despite the fact that is has a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 with 367 horsepower on tap. What mods did Volvo bring to the T6 mill?

Changes over the standard Drive-E T6 engine include “a bigger turbo, new conrods, new camshafts, a larger air intake, and a higher capacity fuel pump.” On an ending note, the most impressive detail about this engine is that it sips fuel instead of drinking it, with Volvo promising a fuel economy of 7.8 liters per 100 km. That’s 30.1 US mpg or 36.2 UK mpg. I'm officially lost for words.

For more details about the Polestar twins, please refer to the release and spec sheet below the video.

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 Download: 2017 Volvo S60 Polestar and 2017 Volvo V60 Polestar spec sheet (PDF)

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