600-Hp Volvo Polestar PHEV Sports Coupe In the Works

2 weeks ago by Anthony Karr 6

Volvo S60 test car for 2017 WTCC pictured.

Based on an existing Volvo model, the car will feature many bespoke parts.

Polestar, now a standalone brand owned by Volvo, is ready to take the next step in its evolution. Following the performance upgrades for most of the models in the Swedish company’s current lineup, the division is now considering at least one bespoke sports model.

Volvo S60 test car for 2017 WTCC pictured.

According to information published by Autocar, the brand is planning a coupe vehicle with a rich use of carbon fiber and a maximum power in the region of 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts). The British publication claims the car won’t wear the Volvo badge and will be revealed in Frankfurt later this year.

Don’t get your hopes up too high though, as this won’t be a pure standalone vehicle developed from the scratch, but a coupe based on an existing Volvo model. Still, it will be heavily modified and will feature many bespoke elements.

“Polestar will enjoy specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo Cars and benefit from significant economies of scale as a result of its connection to Volvo. These synergies will allow it to design, develop and build world-beating electrified high performance cars,” an official statement by the company says.

It’s safe to assume the vehicle will powered by a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain tuned for better performance on the road, rather than for better fuel economy. Most likely, based on Volvo’s current developments, the system will feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine supported by an electric motor and a battery pack, mounted somewhere under the floor of the car for lower center of gravity.

In its standard form, Volvo’s most powerful T8 plug-in hybrid drivetrain currently puts out a combined output of 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) and 472 pound-feet (640 Newton meters) and Polestar boosts it to 421 hp (314 kW) and 502 lb-ft (680 Nm). While those are definitely impressive numbers, they are still far from the 600-hp (447-kW) target.

Note: Volvo S60 test car for 2017 WTCC pictured.

Source: Autocar

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6 responses to "600-Hp Volvo Polestar PHEV Sports Coupe In the Works"

  1. L'amata says:

    Volvo is a “Failed Ford Company”

    1. Mikael says:

      A successful non-Ford company. Ford was the abusing, misstreating and stealing step-dad you wish that no one would ever get.

    2. john Doe says:

      More like Ford was forced to sell several companies that all made a profit.
      They sold Volvo cars, Jaguar and Land Rover.
      All have record sales after the sale..

      Back when Volvo sold the car division, it was to raise cash to buy Scania – but after the sale of the car company, EU said they would not be allowed to buy Scania because they would be to dominant in the market.

      Then Scania was bought by VW.. like they’re not huge.

      1. Yoggi says:

        EU in a nutshell

    3. JayTee says:

      Why the quotes?

  2. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

    Meh.

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