• Image Credit: Polestar
  • Image Credit: Polestar
  • Image Credit: Polestar
  • Image Credit: Polestar
  • Image Credit: Polestar
  • Image Credit: Polestar
  • Image Credit: Polestar
  • Image Credit: Polestar
  • Image Credit: Polestar
The relationship between Volvo and Polestar was forged – and forges deeper still – on the racetrack, where the latter fields the former's tin-top entries in the STCC, WTCC and V8 Supercars. And based on their success together in touring-car racing, Volvo has had Polestar amp up a number of its production road cars. What we have here is the latest.

This year Volvo and Polestar dominated the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship, taking both the drivers' and manufacturers' titles. So to celebrate, Polestar has rolled out a new Black R package for the S60 sedan, V60 wagon and XC60 crossover.

The package includes an upgrade to 329 horsepower for the T6 engine and to 230 hp for the D5, and further enhances with special wheels, a dropped suspension, special sport seats and more. Unfortunately the package is only being offered in Sweden, but you can scope out the details in the press release below and the photos in the gallery above.
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Volvo launches new Black R in Sweden to celebrate STCC title

Volvo Polestar Racing secured a double title in the 2013 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship with Thed Björk as drivers' champion and Volvo as manufacturers' champions. Volvo launches the new Black R package in Sweden to celebrate the double.

The launch of the new Black R comes a month after the announcement of the new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar, two new performance models that share technology with the Black R cars.

"An exciting and successful year for Polestar has almost come to an end and we are really happy to celebrate it with Black R together with Volvo Sweden," said Hans Bååth, Managing Director of Polestar Performance.

"The cooperation with Polestar provides us with an amazing opportunity to spice our existing models. We are launching Black R to celebrate our double victory in STCC," said Kristian Elvefors, Director of Sales at Volvo Cars Sweden.

The Black R package is available for the S60, V60 and XC60 models with T6 and D5 engines. The Polestar power optimisation is standard which means 329 hp for the T6 and 230 hp for the D5.

The package includes a number of exterior and interior features such as Ixion wheels, a lowered sports chassis, new sport seats with unique R-design leather, Sensus Connect and much more.

The package is only available in Sweden.


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      leo
      • 1 Year Ago
      V60 for me... but they are going to be priced outside what i want to spend
      Judah Richardson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks beautiful.
      Greenman Wood
      • 1 Year Ago
      +1 on the V60, but purty please can I have a manual? Only then will it be a true spiritual successor to the V70R.
      herrstreet
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't really see the big deal here about the black edition. The regular R hast 325 and 354 hp and lb/feet respectively. The car also appears to be a stock R Design. Having said that, I have a 2012 and it's a fantastic car and I got it at a great dealership that goes the extra mile. I agree with everyone who says they prefer the V - I was bummed that it wasn't offered at the time. My singular gripe with Volvo is that some of their best safety kit (back up camera, parking sensors for example) are optional or only bundled with the most expensive model. That stuff should be standard in every Volvo because it's the safest brand on the road.
      Vergenbuurg
      • 1 Year Ago
      My first reaction was "Doesn't AMG have a lock on the "Black" edition performance cars?" :P
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice wheels, but there's only one set for both sides, which is a design flaw for directional wheels. One side is sweeping forward, and the other side is swept back. I'd expect more from a car company marketed as upscale in North America. It's an important design detail, and they missed it. Sloppy.
      intellerv
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sorry Polestar that's still not an R, and poor form calling it an "R" package. 329 horses is not much better than the regular R-Design tune...bfd. Volvo get off your ass and make us a real R again.
      manure
      • 1 Year Ago
      These pedestrian hoods look absurd. How about "look both ways" as a safety standard?
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      paulwilson05
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish we could get the D5 in the US. hehe...the D.