Volvo S60 Polestar Concept Heading to LA Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 508-hp Volvo S60 Polestar Concept will be making its North American debut later this month at the 2012 LA Auto Show.

Powered by a turbocharged, inline-six cylinder engine, the S60 Polestar Concept packs a punch with 508 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque, a vast improvement over the factory S60 with 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Along with the flashy Rebel Blue paint job, the Swedish automaker and its tuning partner outfitted the S60 with Ohlins suspension to go along with its lowered, widened, and reinforced chassis.

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Volvo’s performance partner since 1996, Polestar offers tuning technology and parts enhancement to various models from the Swedish automaker.

“This is Polestar’s interpretation of the Volvo S60,” says Christian Dahl, founder and CEO of Polestar. “It’s a car developed with our own preferences in mind — although we know they are also shared by active drivers.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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