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 |  Apr 17 2013, 10:02 AM


Pack your things and head Down Under if owning a Volvo S60 Polestar is really important to you – it might be your only chance. 

That’s because a production version of the crazy 508-hp, six-cylinder concept is being released exclusively in Australia for a trial period. But before you go booking a one way ticket to Brisbane, it’s far less potent than the concept. Instead, you’re looking at a 350-hp version of Volvo’s turbocharged six-cylinder engine, capable of roughly 370 lb-ft of torque.

“We have built a car that we, as car enthusiasts, want to drive,” Christian Dahl, managing director of Polestar said. ”This is a driver’s car, bringing out the very best of the already competent Volvo S60 chassis with our experience and technology from motorsport.”

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Aside from the engine, Volvo’s new performance sedan borrows equipment from Polestar race cars including larger brakes, Öhlins dampers and a specially-tuned S60 chassis.

The car also gets aerodynamic enhancements including a front splitter, rear spoiler and diffuser. Volvo says the car can reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds using a Polestar-tuned six-speed automatic transmission, launch control and all-wheel drive, although it’s electronic limiter won’t let you exceed 155 mph.

Volvo says the limited Australian production run will serve as a pilot project to determine if the car will reach other markets.

GALLERY: Volvo S60 Polestar production car


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