If this Volvo looks familiar that's probably because it is the same one that European Car Magazine got their hands on last year. And if you remember clearly the S60 was not an official Volvo car, but it hinted at a future possibility of models to come.
Following in the footsteps of the earlier C30 Polestar concept, the S60 leaves the concept in its dust with 500hp (compared to 450 on the C30) turbo motor with a motorsport AWD chassis. Although the S60 was Volvo's version of the M3 RS4 and others, the car had not yet been put into production.
So as to not let any high-performance enthusiasts down, Polestar decided to pick up the project and put the car through production for the Australian market through the Volvo Cars Australia network. The only downside to this is that the incredible 500 hp has now been reduced to 350 hp, but is still the most powerful Volvo available.
Borrowing technology from Polestar racecars, the S60 uses Ohlins dampers, high performance brakes and the before mentioned greatly developed chassis. In addition the front splitter, rear wing and diffuser help to give the S60 optimal aerodynamics. Along with better aerodynamics comes a bigger turbo, new intercooler, revised software and exhaust all shoved into the six-cylinder T6 turbo engine producing 370 hp rather than 350. Acceleration time is 4.9-seconds to 60 with the help of the Polestar six-speed automatic transmission with launch control and 4WD system.
And as if those stats aren't enough to impress you, the S60 can also reach a top speed of 155 mph.