Volvo S60 Polestar Will be Built, But Only Sold in Australia (For Now)

Polestar S60

Autoblog reports that Volvo will indeed produce the ridiculous 508hp S60 that was unveiled last year as a concept, but it will only be for a limited run, and it can only be bought in Australia. The car’s honking horsepower will help it fit in just nicely in the land of V8 Supercars, Holdens, sport utes, and the barren outback that accounts for the vast majority of the continent’s land area.

Autoblog also reports that in its production form, the Polestar S60 will be slightly detuned compared to the concept, but hopefully it’s not by much. In its current form, the concept is more powerful than its German competition and is faster to 60mph than all except the Mercedes C63 Coupe (the Cadillac CTS-V beats all, but it is positioned in the marketplace to take on midsize rather than compact cars).

So far, six Polestars have been sold for £200,000 apiece, but the price would obviously have to be cut by at least 2/3 to stay in the same price range as its alternatives. Price savings will likely come from the aforementioned detuning and less intense powertrain components, but Polestar may want to also create a less powerful production model as a way of preserving the value of the early adopters.

Aside from a teaser on Polestar’s website, neither Volvo nor Polestar have announced pricing, release date, powertrain, or other specifications. It is not clear whether a sales success would mean enhanced production, but one can hope…

Volvo S60 Polestar Teaser

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About Cameron Rogers

Cameron Rogers is the founder and lead writer at Downshift Autos, the only automotive blog on the Internet*. Born in the back of an AMC Gremlin, Cameron vowed to never let this extraordinarily embarrassing detail define him, so help him God. He drives a GTI but absolutely will not shut up about it if somebody asks. He will not hesitate to let people know that no, they shouldn't get a Porsche 911 when a Morgan 3 Wheeler is so obviously the superior choice. He is obsessed with the seats of a Carrera GT and the steering wheel of a Fisker Karma. He once sat in the driver's seat of a Tesla Model S, his greatest accomplishment to date. He is just now realizing that writing an autobiography, however miniscule, in the third person is odd and unnerving. *As of this writing, Cameron has been informed that there are, in fact, many websites and blogs centered around cars and car culture. He regrets his grievous error.

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