Volvo have released Polestar Racing versions of their S60 and V60 production cars — capable of doing 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 155mph.
The limited edition models, also based on the Swedish firm’s C30 and S60 concept cars, feature a six-cylinder turbocharged T6 engine which can pump out 350hp at 5,700rpm and 369 lb ft of torque.
They still look like a normal four-door sedan and estate, but as well as stonking performance they feature a new rear spoiler, high-performance Öhlins shock absorbers, automatic gearbox with paddle shifters, front Polestar/Brembo six piston brake calipers, plus twin 3.5ins tail pipes.
The cars will initially be sold in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. But it’s expected the production will be rolled out to other markets later in 2014.
Full production numbers and fuel efficiency figures are yet to be released.
Christian Dahl, CEO of Polestar, Volvo’s racing division, said: “This is a car developed for those who share our passion at Polestar: That driving really matters and that a true driver’s car should enable you to enjoy driving all year, on all roads and in all weather conditions. This is a driver’s car for real life.”
Volvo Motorsport Director Derek Crabb said: “It is rewarding to see how Polestar can use their experiences from motorsport to engineer such an exciting and competent car.”