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Volvo will officially confirm its entry into the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship later today.

After weeks of media speculation, today’s announcement will reveal the details of the deal, which will see Volvo become the fifth manufacturer in the series alongside traditional rivals Ford and Holden and fellow newcomers Mercedes-Benz and Nissan.

The V8 Supercars entry will see Volvo work closely with its global motorsport and tuning partner Polestar, as the Swedish manufacturer famous for championing vehicle safety looks to enhance the status of its performance car division intended to rival the likes of Mercedes’ AMG and BMW’s M.

Polestar founder and CEO Christian Dahl was spotted in the garage of Garry Rogers Motorsport at the weekend’s V8 Supercars round at Hidden Valley, Darwin, all but confirming the long-serving Holden team will make the switch for the start of the 2014 season.

GRM is set to unleash a team of Volvo S60 racers in next year’s series, similar to those that compete in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship.

CarAdvice is attending the launch of the Volvo S60 Polestar today, and will update you on the latest developments as details emerge.

  • quivive

    Sooo many hat jokes, not enough time. Would be more fun to see the x90 as a touring car!.

    • SM872

      maybe it’s time you join the rest of us in 2013…

      • marc

        ..with your lights on during the day

  • JoeR_AUS

    Quote “Polestar founder and CEO Christian Dahl was spotted in the garage of Garry Rogers Motorsport”, then its a deal.

  • Sonic

    Great news. I finally have a team to cheer for in the V8’s! :-)

  • Exar Kun

    It’s nice to see the added variety in makes. It’d be nice to see just one more, however.

  • Car2013

    It will be great to have another participant in the V8 Supercars. It will be interesting to see if Volvo sales pick up in the future due to their involvement. Yesterday I watched the V8’s telecast from Hidden Valley, Darwin; the racing was terrific.

    • Zandit75

      The Racing, or the Crashing??!!

      • Labryz

        Same thing? 😛

      • Car2013

        There were some incredibly spectacular crashes. In the V8 utes there was a horrendous crash just after the start. It was great news that the drivers came out of their utes feeling okay.

  • marc

    …people use to have a laugh at Volvo drivers with their light on during the day

    • save it for the track

      Yep, DRL’s years ahead of their time….