2012 Volvo S60 Polestar performance concept
Initially, it was thought that the sport sedan was only a concept, built to highlight the tuning capabilities of Polestar when money was no object. Shortly after the car’s debut, however, came word that the one-off S60 had been commissioned by a serious fan of the brand, who paid an estimated $300,000 to park the S60 Polestar in his garage.
Now comes word from Britain’s Autocar that Volvo is “in serious discussions” with Polestar to build a limited production run of S60 Polestar sedans. Like the concept, each would come packing 508 horsepower, a six-speed manual gearbox and a performance-oriented Haldex all-wheel drive system.
While the limited-production price may not be as lofty as the one-off price, it will still be substantial. Estimates put a sticker of 100,000 British pounds (roughly $155,000) on each copy, which explains why production volume will be kept to a minimum. While the car is certainly unique, demand for a six-figure Volvo sport sedan isn’t exactly high.
As for the bigger picture, Volvo U.K.’s managing director, Nick Connor, says that “motorsport, including touring cars, is not a key area of investment currently.” That may be the case, but we can’t think of a better way for Volvo to draw attention than by building a limited run of the S60 Polestar sedan.