Volvo has been in the international news recently for bringing out a steroidal version of their Volvo S60. Dubbed the Volvo S60 Polestar, it has been launched as one of the main competitors of such cars as the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. The pumped-up S60 Polestar houses the same 3.0-liter inline six cylinder petrol engine found in the S60 that is the platform for this performance edition. However to spice things up Volvo have added a Garret 3171 turbo charger onto the engine.
The resultant beast comes with 508 horses under its hood and 575Nm of torque and has been sold to an undisclosed person for Rs. 1.71 crore. This means that theoretically, the S60 Polestar actually beats the M3 and C63 AMG. The transmission is 6-speed manual and sends its power to a Haldex all-wheel drive system. The S60 also features a Haldex limited-slip differential at the rear wheels. 0-100 kmph is achieved in 3.9 seconds and the top speed is an astonishing 300 kmph.
The modifications required to extract these magical stats include modified cylinder heads, inlet manifold and air-intake, combustion chambers, enhanced connecting rods and a wicked 3.5 inch Ferrita stainless steel exhaust. The chassis has also been lowered 30mm in addition to other tweaks and tricks. The brakes have been enhanced with ventilated discs and 6 piston Polestar-Brembo calipers at the front and Polestar-Volvo calipers at the rear. Polestar has confirmed that they may initiate further production of this car in limited numbers granted it generates enough public interest.
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