Volvo tuning company Polestar has teased its next performance model, little more than a week ahead of its planned unveiling.
Officially released on Polestar Racing‘s YouTube channel, the 48-second clip provides an aural and semi-visual taste of the new car, showing its silhouette on a rolling road in a wind tunnel.
Set to be revealed in full on November 26, the growly sounding model will incorporate a turbocharged engine and an automatic transmission and will follow in the footsteps of the S60 Polestar sedan.
Back in June, Polestar Performance managing director Haans Baath left the door open to a 258kW V40 Polestar production car after he declared development of such a performance hatch was merely “halted” by the shift in focus towards the S60 Polestar.
“This is just speculating now, but a V40 from Polestar would have been a five-cylinder with a four-wheel-drive system,” Baath said.
“There’s still a body shell in the workshop. If you asked our drivers and engineers, they would be very happy to do [a V40 Polestar].”
Alternatively, what appeared to be a Volvo V60 Polestar wagon was last month spotted lapping Germany’s Nurburgring wearing only light camouflage and fitted with aggressive body work, large-diameter alloy wheels and huge Brembo brakes.
The original Polestar production car, the 257kW/500Nm-plus turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder Volvo S60 Polestar, claims a 4.9-second 0-100km/h and is priced at $109,950, with just 50 units destined exclusively for Australia.
Polestar’s push from racing to production cars is no coincidence, with the tuning company being a key element of Volvo’s entry into the 2014 V8 Supercars series.