Volvo officially launched production of their highly sought-after performance S60 and V60 Polestar models in Torslanda, Sweden, recently. It’s also the first time any Polestar models have been made at the plant at Volvo’s home base.
While a total of 750 of these 350hp beasts will be made for the world, only 80 V60 Polestars and 40 S60 Polestars will be coming stateside. So they will be very unique if you see one driving around and are only meant for the serious Swede speeders.
In addition to the butt-load of extra power, the models benefit from improved suspension and a rear-wheel-biased Haldex-based all-wheel drive system, mated with a six-speed automatic. Don’t forget the eclectic blue exterior, aggressive bodywork, and larger wheels.
Check out the press release after the jump.
Volvo Cars starts production of the new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar
The first Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar cars have left the Volvo Torslanda factory plant on their way to customers around the world as production has begun.
“We are very happy to see the first ever complete production cars from Polestar be built in the Volvo factory. It is a satisfying result of many hours of work by the people of Polestar and Volvo behind this,” said Henrik Fries, S/V60 Polestar Technical Project Manager.
The Volvo factory in Torslanda celebrated 50 years recently with a total of over 6.8 million cars having been produced, starting with the Amazon model in 1964 and all the way to the new S60 and V60 Polestar today. The Polestar model also marks the first ever independent partner being introduced to the production process.
“We are delighted to see the first cars leave the factory and it has been an exciting journey together with Polestar to see these cars from the drawing board until the actual finalized product being produced with us on the factory line,” said Magnus Hellsten, Vice President Car Manufacturing Europe at Volvo Cars.
A total of 750 cars will be produced of the S60 and V60 Polestar model this year, heading to customers in Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA.
“It is an exciting process as there are many new and unique Polestar components that needs to work seamlessly in the Volvo factory without interrupting the production of other models. It was a truly proud moment to see the first Polestar blue cars on the production line together with the XCV70, S80 and other models. The cooperation with Volvo works really well and we are looking forward to an exciting future together,” said Fries.
The new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar features a thoroughly developed chassis with high performance dampers and brakes which in combination with four-wheel drive and 350 hp from a turbo charged 6-cylinder engine creates a driver’s car for all year.
Visit www.nextpolestar.com for more information.