508-hp Volvo S60 Polestar Concept coming to 2012 LA Auto Show

Volvo confirmed that it will be showing its new S60 Polestar Concept at the 2012 LA Auto Show.

“This is Polestar’s interpretation of the Volvo S60,” says Christian Dahl, founder and CEO of Polestar. “It’s a car developed with our own preferences in mind — although we know they are also shared by active drivers.”

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Check out our original post on the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept.

Power comes from inline 6-cylinder turbocharged engine making 508-hp and 424 lb-ft torque. The engine is the same T6 engine found in the production S60 that produces 300-hp and a peak torque of 325 lb-ft. 0 to 62 mph comes in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph.

“We approached this project by looking at the production Volvo S60 as a platform for a potential race car — and the culmination of that data went into the design of the S60 Polestar Concept,” explained Jan Andersson, chief engineer at Polestar.

We’re guessing Volvo will produce the concept if its gets a great positive reaction at the show.

Brief Technical Overview: Polestar S60 Concept:

Volvo T6 inline six
0-100 kmh (62 mph) = 3.9 seconds
Top speed more than 300 kmh (more than 186 mph)
508 hp @ 6500rpm
575Nm (424 lb.-feet) @ 5500rpm
Max rpm: 7100
Modified cylinder head and combustion chambers
Modified inlet manifold and air intake
Garret 3171 turbo
Ferrita 3.5″ stainless steel exhaust system

– By: Omar Rana