Volvo V60 R Scooped As A Replacement For The V60 Polestar

Volvo introduced the all-new V60 at the Geneva Motor Show and it appears the company is already working on a high-performance variant.

Set to replace the V60 Polestar, the heavily camouflaged prototype doesn’t reveal much but we can see the wagon has been equipped with an upgraded braking system that features larger calipers up front. There isn’t much else to see but the production model will likely have some subtle styling changes to help distinguish it from more mainstream variants.

Since Polestar has been transformed into its own brand, the model could be called the V60 R. That’s unconfirmed at the moment but Volvo has previously used the R moniker on sporty versions of the S60 and V70.

Performance specifications remain a mystery but previous reports have suggested the S60 and V60 Polestar replacements will be electrified. This isn’t too surprising as the V60 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid is more powerful than the previous V60 Polestar.

Speaking of the latter, the V60 T8 Twin Engine has a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 303 PS (223 kW / 298 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. The wagon also has a 117 PS (65 kW / 115 hp) electric motor and a 10.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This setup enables the car to produce a combined output of 390 PS (288 kW / 384 hp) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque. In terms of performance, the all-wheel drive wagon can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.1 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

While little is known about the V60 R at this point, it’s likely that the car will be even more powerful than the V60 T8 Twin Engine. How the company will achieve this remains unclear but it’s possible the car could be equipped with an upgraded petrol engine or a more powerful electric motor – possibly even both.

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  • vvmdrf

    Polestar has already announced that they will continue modifying Volvo’s on addition to thier own models so not sure why they would go back to R.

    • Marty

      Yes, we haven’t seen Polestar’s strategy in full. Maybe the 1 is the halo car, and the other ones are just boosted Volvos without the band on the grille.

      • I hope not… I hate that they made Polestar a brand, at least the way they did it, stealing good cars from Volvo. The Polestar 1 should be a Halo car for Volvo ! Not a brand only known by car geeks.

  • SteersUright

    Looking good.

  • D3X

    Just looked at the pictures for this compared to the newly released S60 Polestar Engineered information, and this one is definitely the Volvo V60 Polestar Engineered prototype, it has the same Brembo calipers and rotors and similar ride height.

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