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Volvo introduced the third-generation S60 compact earlier this year, and with it, the limited, hot-to-trot Polestar Engineered edition. Thanks to its sultry aesthetic and potent powerplant, Volvo fans were eager to scoop it up - so much so, every available unit sold out in just 39 minutes.

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2019 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered Sells Out In Less Than An Hour Exterior
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Granted, Volvo only offered 20 units for the U.S. market, but still, 39 minutes is rather impressive all the same.

The T8 Polestar Engineered is a unique, go-faster special edition of the highly desirable new S60 sedan, so it’s no surprise it sold out so quickly. Granted, Volvo only offered 20 units for the U.S. market, but still, 39 minutes is rather impressive all the same.

Buyers were asked to make a $500 credit card deposit to secure theirs. Each example was offered via the Care by Volvo app, which is different from a traditional purchase or lease option. Rather, it’s more like a subscription-based service, offering vehicle access for a flat monthly fee. The fee covers the insurance, maintenance, and “some wear and tear” for two years, and after 12 months, customers can choose to upgrade to a newer vehicle or model year, if desired. Care by Volvo pricing for the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered starts at $1,100.

As a reminder, the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered produces upwards of 415 horsepower and 494 pound-feet of torque thanks to a twin-charged (supercharged and turbocharged) 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The run to 60 mph is accomplished in the low-4-second range, while Ohlins suspension keeps it turning tight and plus-sized Brembo brakes slow it down.

2019 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered Sells Out In Less Than An Hour Exterior
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Volvo decided to offer a free ECU optimization upgrade to the next 200 Care by Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design subscribers

As a follow-up to the T8 Polestar Engineered’s impressive sell-out performance, Volvo decided to offer a free ECU optimization upgrade to the next 200 Care by Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design subscribers, which adds a sharper throttle response, quicker gear changes, higher shift points, and improved midrange power.

Further Reading

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Press release

Thirty-nine minutes is all it took for Volvo Cars to sell out of a special version of the all-new S60 sedan after it was made available on the Care by Volvo app earlier today.

Customers claimed all 20 of the all-new Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered luxury sedans slated for the American market using Volvo Cars’ Care by Volvo app and their credit cards to place $500 deposits.

With 415 horsepower and 494 lb/ft torque, Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes and other enhancements, the 2019 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered represents an exclusive offering that builds upon Volvo Cars’ and Polestar’s joint legacy of design, performance, and commitment to electrification.

Volvo Cars responded to the excitement via social media by offering a complimentary Polestar Engine Software Optimization upgrade to the next 200 Care by Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design subscribers on a first-come, first-served basis. The upgrade improves throttle response, shift speed, gear hold, and midrange engine performance for a better, more balanced and stronger driving experience.

Care by Volvo is Volvo Cars’ subscription program, which makes owning a car as easy as owning a mobile phone. One monthly fee includes car payment, insurance, maintenance and some wear and tear for two years. Care by Volvo customers can upgrade to a new Volvo model or model year Volvo after 12 months. Care by Volvo pricing for the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered starts at $1,100 per month before taxes, registration, and title.

The all-new S60 T6 AWD Momentum is also available for subscription through the Care by Volvo app and online.

The S60 T8 Polestar Engineered, along with all S60 models for global markets, will be built at Volvo’s new US factory in Ridgeville, SC.

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