Volvo Teases the New S60 Polestar Days Before its Debut
Is it too early to start getting excited about this model?by Kirby, on
A day after introducing the Polestar Engineered Performance Pack for the upcoming S60 sedan, Volvo is now teasing the range-topping T8 S60 that’s going to receive the performance infusion from Polestar. The new teaser comes in the form of a 12-second video, showing the T8 S60’s front section, while also giving us a birds-eye glimpse of the sedan.
The first angle is the front section, and there’s no denying that this is a proper Volvo
The teaser doesn’t reveal anything from a power and performance perspective, but we do get a good look at the sedan from two important angles. The first angle is the front section, and there’s no denying that this is a proper Volvo. It sports all the looks and features of Volvo’s current design language, including the unmistakable Thor’s hammer LEDs that have become one of the marquee features of the Swedish automaker. You’ll also notice the sedan carrying the Polestar badge on its grille, and if you brighten up your screens and look at the teaser at a distinct angle, you’ll see what appears to be a pretty menacing front bumper that cuts to show a pair of large intakes. Unless Volvo’s turning the S60 into a mean machine, I suspect that bumper is part of the Polestar Engineered Performance Pack.
The top-view of the sedan doesn’t show us anything out of the ordinary. It does give us a good look at the hood of the S60 and those aggressive creases. They look awesome while playing with the shadows.
Don’t expect Polestar to completely turn the S60 into a new-look sedan
Don’t expect Polestar to completely turn the S60 into a new-look sedan. It wouldn’t be smart to do it because these current crop of Volvos are already stunners. There’s no sense messing with that. The addition of sportier components, though, should give the S60 a more aggressive personality that’s completely in line with the ethos of Polestar.
And, of course, this whole initiative really is all about giving the S60 more power at its disposal. We already know that Volvo’s new T8 Twin engine has 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque to play with. But thanks to the pack, Polestar turns it up a notch with an ECU tune that adds 15 horses and 22 pound-feet of torque into the equation, bringing the total output to 415 horsepower and 492 pound-feet of torque.
There’s a lot to get excited about as far as the new S60 is concerned. It’s already a hyped model in its own right, but when you throw the Polestar Engineered Performance Pack into the equation, it gives the sedan a new life of its own.
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