Polestar power up the new Volvo XC60 | Car Talk - Car News Jul 2017


15:59 Tuesday 11 Jul 2017

The new Volvo XC60 has undergone some tweaking by performance experts Polestar to deliver a whopping 421bhp.

With the Polestar optimisation, the new XC60 T8 moves level with the XC90 T8 as the most powerful production Volvo.

Polestar’s engineers worked on five key areas of the powertrain to find the performance increase, while doing nothing to affect the Volvo warranty, class-leading emission levels, fuel consumption of 134.5 mpg, or pure electric range of up to 28 miles. They transformed the engine performance, accelerator response, off-accelerator response, and gearshift speed and hold.

"Our goal is to create useable performance in everyday driving situations for Volvo owners who want an enhanced driving experience," said Henrik Fries, Vice President for Research and Development at Polestar.

"The new XC60 has provided us with an excellent base to work on with a dynamic chassis and a state-of-the-art powertrain. With the Polestar optimisation, it makes the new Volvo XC60 a true drivers' car."

The XC60 T8 joins the T5, D5, and D4 models in the range as having undergone Polestar optimisation.


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