Polestar

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For the racing team associated with the Volvo brand, see Polestar Racing. For the American Formula Atlantic racing team, see Polestar Racing Group.
Polestar
Subsidiary of Volvo Cars
Headquarters Gothenburg, Sweden
Products High performance engines and cars,
Automotive sports accessories
Owner Volvo Cars
Website www.polestar.se

Polestar is the official Volvo Cars performance division, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Until 2015, Polestar Performance was a division of Polestar along with the Polestar racing team.[1] and prototypes.[2] Volvo announced in July 2015 that it had purchased Polestar Performance. The racing team will remain under the direction of Christian Dahl,[3] changing name from Polestar Racing to Cyan Racing. A close cooperation with Polestar is maintained with Cyan Racing becoming official motorsport partner to Polestar, the Volvo Cars performance brand.[4]

Production Cars[edit]

Polestar Performance produces limited edition Volvo performance models, such as the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar,[1] and engine optimisations for turbocharged Volvo road cars as the official performance partner of Volvo with retained warranty and unchanged fuel consumption and emissions. The engine optimisation increases the power and torque output, varying depending on engine model.

Concept Cars[edit]

Polestar Performance produces prototype cars as well, with the first and most famous being the C30 Polestar Performance Concept Prototype (2010) with over 450 bhp and 510 Nm.[5]

The Volvo S60 Polestar Concept is the heir to the C30 Polestar, featuring 508 BHP from a modified T6 engine, launched in June 2012.[6] The car sprints from 0–100 km/h in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of over 300 km/h.[7] American car magazine Motor Trend tested the car at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where it broke the lap record for four-door cars, matching the lap time of an Audi R8.[8]

Racing[edit]

Since 2014, Polestar Performance has been involved in the development of a V8 powered Volvo S60 that is raced by Garry Rogers Motorsport in the Australian V8 Supercars series.[9] Robert Dahlgren was seconded to Australia in 2014 as part of this programme.[10]

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