New aerodynamic components are being added to a special run of MY18 Polestar S60/V60 cars.
Confirmed this afternoon by Volvo Cars Australia, the carbon-fibre components, including new front splitter, side sills and a rear spoiler extension, are said to boost downforce by up to 30%.
The design for the aerodynamics kit comes from Volvo/Polestar’s World Touring Car Championship team and some of the components were put to the test on a recent record-setting Nürburgring lap by a Polestar S60.
The Polestar-tweaked Volvo claimed the record for the fastest four-door road legal car around the circuit.
Just 1,500 cars worldwide will be fitted with the kit, there’s no word yet on how many of the cars will be allocated to Australia, though we will keep you updated.
Polestar tell us the cars that have the kit fitted benefit from improved performance and handling, and all 1,500 cars get a unique number on the tread plate.
Meantime, Polestar has also confirmed some MY18 changes for the performance twins, including:
- New high-gloss black Polestar diamond cut wheels
- Carbon fibre door mirror casings
- New colour - Bursting Blue Metallic
- Updated seat upholstery with blue contrast stitching and Polestar embroidering
Jörgen Ronstad, Vice President of Product Strategy & Management at Polestar, tells us the MY18 cars are better than ever.
“The updated S60 and V60 Polestar models are the pinnacle of our road car programmes that we have been developing successfully since our first road car was launched in 2013,”
“The aerodynamic enhancements, combined with other small but important changes, further enhances our base philosophy of a performance car for all roads and conditions, transferring technology and learnings from track to road.”
Stay up to date with all the latest Polestar News at behindthewheel.com.au.