Volvo V90 and S90 Polestar Models Could Make 600 HP

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Volvo’s Polestar performance tuning division is looking to turn up the heat on both the new S90 and V90.

Volvo R&D chief Peter Mertens confirmed to Motor Trend that Polestar models for the S90 and V90 are coming and they could pack up to 600 horsepower. What is most impressive is that these cars will use a modified version of Volvo’s 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder engine, with some help coming from a hybrid system.

The 2.0-liter engine alone can be cranked up to around 450 hp according to Mertens, while the hybrid system would provide the remaining power. Currently, the electric motor in the T8 plug-in hybrid models puts out 87 hp, so it would have to be upgraded.

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If Volvo hits the 600 hp mark, it will be able to keep up with its rivals from BMW M and Mercedes-AMG, though those brands use turbocharged V8s to achieve the same numbers.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Jun 06, 2016

    450HP from a 2.0 S+T is quite impressive. it would make quite an interesting crate motor.

  • Tony Flores Tony Flores on Jun 07, 2016

    I highly doubt Volvo will let 600hp loose to the public & if they do it will have some craptacular automatic bolted to it.