The V60 has kind of lost both. Thanks to a little thing called the Polestar brand, we got some interesting performance flavors for the last generation. However, when the Polestar V60 switched from an H6 engine to a four-cylinder, making it clear that Volvo wasn't about to chase after the BMW M3 or Audi RS4.
This wasn't always the case. Back in the old days, the Swedish automaker went to every race it could and developed interesting high-displacement engines, one of which got put into a hypercar.
We get what they're doing now; subscription services and ultra-safe transportation are the way to go when it comes to the mass market. However, Volvo fans still want a spark of fire, they want another Polestar V60.
The RS6 Avant that came to Los Angeles last week proved there's nothing sexier than a widebody wagon. The way the fenders stick further out than the doors is just epic. Even the smaller RS4, which America doesn't get to enjoy, is a cool machine. And while people don't respect its slightly downsized (from the previous generation) V6, that 450 horsepower twin-turbo is still way more enjoyable than anything Volvo makes.
Admittedly, the T8 plug-in hybrid engine has some grunt, but we would have liked to see some six-cylinder units available, especially on the larger XC90 SUV that faces competition almost exclusively powered by more pistons.
Still, one can still dream, and that's made a little easier by this realistic-looking widebody V60 by Berlin 3D artist Andreas Richter.
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