Polestar has been in the news recently for being one of the first brands to announce that they will go all electric. Volvo’s go to speed merchants announced that they will step out of the gas plugger market and Volvo’s branding umbrella to make fast electric cars. This means that the recently unveiled 2018 versions of the S60 and V60 Polestar may well be the last gas powered Polestars to ever exist, and it shows. To start off, both cars get additional dynamic components made of carbon fibre, to aid in terms of downforce which goes up by thirty per cent. And strange as this may sound this about where it ends. An aero package! Volvo says that the exterior package has been developed in conjunction with Polestar and Cyan Racing, Polestars official partner.
The package includes a new front splitter, side sills and a rear spoiler extension, all made of carbon fibre. Most of these parts were developed during the time when Volvo was out breaking records at the ring last year. Apparently, the S60 Polestar broke the record for the fastest four-door road-legal car around the infamous Nordschleife circuit, but Volvo being Swedish left that bit out.
The new Polestars also get gloss black Polestar wheels, carbon fibre door mirror casings and a new ‘Bursting Blue Metallic’ colour. The interior gets a touch up as well with blue contrasting stitching and Polestar exclusive embroidery. Meanwhile, the powerplant has been retained for both the S60 and the V60 Polestar with the 1969cc, 4-cylinder engine featuring both turbo and a supercharger. It generates 367bhp of power and 470Nm of torque. All being put to four wheels through an 8-speed automatic gearbox. To cap off sales before Polestar goes green (or should we say blue?) only 1,500 vehicles will be produced, with all the cars sporting individual numbers on the tread plate.