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RE: Polestar Engineered performance packages launched - Page 1 - General Gassing

14 June 2018

Under the tag of "Polestar Engineered', Volvo will roll out the upgrades alongside its all-new S60 saloon next week, with the same elements appearing on the V60 and XC60 T8 models later in the year".

In terms of power, Volvo is claiming that an S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar Engineered will produce 415hp and 494lb ft, up from 400hp and 472 as standard.

Polestar has fine-tuned the engine control unit to raise the T8 plug-in hybrid drivetrain's outputs from 298kW and 640Nm to 309kW and 670Nm.

The Polestar Engineered S60 gets Brembo mono-block brakes with six-piston calipers, cast in one piece and optimized for rigidity.

Volvo will introduce the next-generation S60 on June 20 during an event held at its new Charleston, South Carolina, factory. The changes encompass upgrades to the suspension, brakes and engine management system. The ECU also recalibrates the eight-speed automatic transmission. A new strut bar and the adjustable shock absorber design are brought over from the larger Polestar 1 coupe.

Suspension tweaks include the addition of Öhlins shock absorbers with dual-flow valves, as well as the adoption of strut bar and adjustable shock absorber designs from the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid performance auto.

"The new S60 T8 Polestar Engineered is an electrified auto that does what you want it to", explains Volvo's senior VP of R&D Henrik Green. The brake pads have increased heat tolerance while the brake discs' slotted design further improves heat reduction.

Volvo's T8 powertrain is comprised of a 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged engine, with an additional battery and electric motor mounted at the rear axle. Polestar emblems, black chrome exhaust pipes and gold seat belts round out the package's visual enhancements. "All components have been fine-tuned to work together, delivering a responsive and exciting drivers' vehicle".

RE: Polestar Engineered performance packages launched - Page 1 - General Gassing