The Volvo S60 Polestar Concept may be entering limited production in Australia and, depending how the Aussies take to this Swedish super sports sedan, could then be made available worldwide. The news comes from Austrlia's GoAuto, which claims to have received early info from its sources inside Volvo and its tuning/motorsport arm, Polestar.

Polestar released a short teaser video this week (watch it below) of what appears to be the S60 Polestar Concept clipping the snowy apex of an ice track's turn. The only information given with the teaser were the words "Limited Edition. Soon in Australia." Unveiled last June, the S60 Polestar concept has since made the rounds at auto shows, visited Jay Leno's Garage, played on the track with its future competition, and even secured a home for itself with a buyer who reportedly is paying Volvo some $300,000 to own it.

The S60 Polestar Concept is about the meanest machine one can imagine making out of Volvo's sports sedan. Packing 508 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque from its heavily modified T6 engine, then routing those revolutions through a six-speed manual transmission to all four wheels, the S60 Polestar is said to cover the sprint to 62 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds. A lower and wider body, brakes by Brembo, suspension bits by Ohlins and a diet to delete some weight make this car a serious issue for M3 and C63 AMG owners everywhere. GoAuto's sources say the production version's performance will be dialed back a bit from the concept's, but we'll have to wait until Volvo and Polestar make this sedan's production official to find out by how much.


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      Alex740
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's a very cool car and I'm surprised by the negative comments as its a no nonsense performance car with a manual trans (which commenters on here are always complaining about the absence of in other cars) and it gets rave reviews from anyone that drives it (which none of the commenters here have done most likely). Yes, it's 300k but it's a custom concept car built and tested by a manufacturer's tuner. If BMW only built 1 M3 it would cost just as much, if not more, if this were a production car economies of scale would kick in and it would cost far less.
      Devin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope this isn't just another limited edition like the C30 Polestar Limited Edition...which is nothing like the C30 Polestar Concept. Also, that's definitely a different vehicle in the video than what was moving around the autoshows. The S60 Polestar concept didn't have radar cruise control or HIDs. Not that it necessarily matters, but they aren't showing the same car in the video as they've been showing at various autoshows which just adds to my worry that this is nothing more than a C30 Polestar limited edition equivalent.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      A blue paint job, engine upgrade and black rims. Is it worth $300,000? probably not.
        Alex740
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        Just like how the M3 is nothing more than an engine upgrade, bigger rims and some M badges right?
          Alex740
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Alex740
          My comment was sarcasm, this car like the M3 is a lot more than an engine upgrade and styling tweaks, aside from the engine block and a frame there isn't much that is stock on this car. 300k for a one of a kind custom manufacturer built 500 hp car is not that crazy and they have the sale to back it up, if there were only 1 M3 I'm sure the cost would be far higher than 300k.
          Stamina
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Alex740
          thats his point, the M3 isn't worth 300,000 either and this price is comedy
      Taint
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's ironic that it doesn't have xenons but they still put that laughable price tag on it.
        Alex740
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Taint
        Weight saving is why there are no xenons, this concept is about performance and what Volvo tuners can do with existing products, not about displaying obvious features that it would include if it were a production car.
          Alex740
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Alex740
          No I'm not reaching, you are uniformed bud, xenons require extra motors and equipment for the load leveling and turning plus the ballasts for the actual bulbs while a halogen isn't much more than a bulb and a wire. Volvo has said they eliminated all extra weight, even the seats are manual rather than power, and that's why Porsche uses cloth door handles on some models and some super cars don't have radios, it all adds up. Do a little research.
          Stamina
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Alex740
          Halogens = weight savings. Your reaching. Even the regular S60 turbo has xenons.
      rsxvue
      • 1 Year Ago
      I feel sorry for the guy who shelled out 300k for this.
      Turbo_S60
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well guess its time to move to Australia
      S40Powered
      • 1 Year Ago
      Perfection.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want this more than a Chevy ss, Chrysler 300, or even Tesla model S
        Zoom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Justin Shaw
        Definitely 1 and 2. I dont even want those. The last one, eh, can I have both? :)
      jasondonogh
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a fantastic car. Just loved the Jay Leno's garage episode featuring this beast.
      wooootles
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wouldn't mind this ride at all!
      Zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love. It.
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