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Volvo and its performance partner Polestar have decided that it’s about time the S60 be mentioned in the same breath as the likes of the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. The result is the frankly bonkers S60 Polestar Performance concept; a 379 kW and 575 N.m two-fingered salute to the Germans.
If the Australians get their way, they could soon be driving an officially tuned version of the Volvo S60, called the S60 Performance Project.
For Volvo, a motor company so closely associated with safety, the frenetic world of motor racing may not seem like an obvious playground… There is, however, something strangely appealing about seeing a mom’s school run car taking to the track.
Volvo Cars SA recently unleashed Polestar WTCC driver Robert Dahlgren on the Kyalami race track as part of the launch of its R-Design range of S60 and V60 models. A Polestar Performance tuned V60 unit was also on hand and this Swedish racing driver set some seriously impressive lap times with it.
The Germans may rule the executive car roost, but Volvo’s counter is enticing.
There are so few irredeemably bad cars left in production that I almost never face the prospect of getting a vehicle that’s going to be a chore to drive for a week. But there are some vehicles that I, of course, look forward to more than others – and they are almost exclusively automatics.