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Volvo S60 Polestar priced from $109,950

The Volvo S60 Polestar has been launched in Australia, with the tuned 50-unit limited edition priced from $109,950. Cited as the “quickest point-to-point luxury European sedan – in any weather” by Volvo, the 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder all-wheel-drive S60 Polestar makes 257kW of power at 5700rpm and 500Nm “plus” from 2800-4750rpm...

Volvo announces V8 Supercars program, using Yamaha V8

Volvo Car Australia has confirmed it will start the 2014 V8 Supercars championship at the Clipsal 500, with two Volvo S60-styled factory-backed V8 racecars to race through Garry Rogers Motorsport...

Volvo to announce entry into 2014 V8 Supercar Championship

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...

Volvo said to join V8 Supercars, but denials continue

Volvo will reportedly be the next manufacturer to join the V8 Supercars championship, following Mercedes-Benz and Nissan in joining the traditional Holden and Ford duo this year. Media speculation had suggested that Volvo would announce it is joining the series on June 17, but at the local launch of the Volvo S60 Polestar – Volvo Car Australia is keeping a tight lip...

Volvo S60 Polestar: Australia first to get 500Nm performance sedan

The production version of the new Volvo S60 Polestar has been launched with a limited production run developed exclusively for the Australian market. Under the bonnet of the new Volvo S60 Polestar lies the T6 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged engine, that has been optimised by Polestar tuners with a larger turbo, new intercooler, revised engine mapping and racing exhaust to produce 257kW and in "500Nm-plus" torque...

Volvo S60 Polestar: Swedish super sedan coming to Oz?

A video teaser suggesting the Volvo S60 Polestar performance concept is coming to Australian showrooms has been released. Unlike the Volvo S60 T6 currently offered locally, which gets an optional Polestar tuning kit to produce 242kW and 480Nm from its 3.0-litre turbo six-cylinder, the S60 Polestar performance concept makes a full 378kW of power and 575Nm of torque from a heavily modified version of the same engine...

Volvo 'serious' about S60 Polestar

Volvo is reportedly “in serious discussion” with tuning partner Polestar to create a production version of the ballistic Volvo S60 Polestar concept. Revealed last month, the S60 Polestar concept boasted power and performance to blitz a BMW M3 or Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG but came with no promise of production...

Volvo S60 Polestar: genuine M3 rival details revealed

The Volvo S60 Polestar performance concept has made its debut in Sweden, and with a BMW M3-beating 378kW of power, 575Nm of torque and all-paw grip the Germans should be very nervous. Volvo says the concept has been developed with the performance-oriented driver in mind, which means the Volvo S60 T6 inline six-cylinder engine has been treated to a modified cylinder head and combustion chambers, modified inlet manifold and air intake, special conrods, a Garrett 3171 turbo and a Ferrita 3...

2012 Volvo S60 Polestar: images revealed

The first pictures of the new Volvo S60 Polestar have been revealed in an online video previewing the upcoming round of the Swedish TTA - Racing Elite League on June 16 at the Gothenburg City Arena. According to Polestar Performance managing director Hans Baath in the video, the new Swedish Volvo S60-based power-sled is due to have its world premier at Gothenburg being put on display for the first time...

2012 Volvo S60, V60 upgraded: New petrol and diesel engines

The 2012 Volvo S60 sedan/V60 wagon ranges have been boosted in Australia with the arrival of two new downsized turbocharged engines and a number of additional features. The first new engine is the 2.0-litre D3 diesel, which produces 120kW of power and 400Nm of torque. In the S60, it returns combined cycle fuel consumption and emissions of 5...

2011 Volvo S60, XC60 recalled in Australia

Volvo Car Australia has issued two recalls for the 2011 Volvo S60 and XC60 models, with up to 77 vehicles affected locally. The first recall affects S60 and XC60 vehicles equipped with the 2.0-litre T5 petrol engine. The official recall notice published on the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) website explains a fuel supply line may be incorrectly manufactured and may lead to fuel leakage: “The driver may notice a fuel smell...