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2017-08-29 08:23

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Cape Town - Polestar, Volvo Cars' performance sub-brand says the 2018 S60 and V60 Polestar has 30% better downforce thanks to new lightweight carbon fibre aerodynamic components. 

A limited number of 1500 vehicles will be produced for the global market, with all cars receiving a unique number on the tread plate.

Coming to SA

Only 23 S60 Polestar examples will be sold in South Africa, with local deliveries commencing towards the end of 2017.

One special-order V60 Polestar will also be delivered, and it will be the only one of its kind in South Africa.

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Volvo says the new aerodynamic exterior package has been developed jointly by the engineers of Polestar and Cyan Racing, Polestar's motorsport partner, with data and learnings derived directly from the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). 

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The aerodynamic enhancements include a new front splitter, side sills and a rear spoiler extension, all made from lightweight carbon fibre. 

Other visual changes for the updated model include high-gloss black Polestar diamond cut wheels, carbon fibre door mirror casings and a new colour - Bursting Blue metallic. The interior has been updated with new seat upholstery, blue contrast stitching and Polestar embroidering.

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More than 250 components have been changed compared to the 'standard' S60. Key component changes include the adjustable Öhlins shock absorber system and six-piston Brembo brake callipers with 371mm discs.

The S60 and V60 Polestar retain the 2.0-litre four-cylinder 270kW Drive-E petrol engine. 

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