We're in love with the Polestar offerings from Volvo. The automaker loves them too, which is why it purchased Polestar earlier this year. The plan is to roll out more high-performance variants of vehicles offered in the Volvo lineup. That acquisition didn't cover everything that Polestar did, however, as Polestar's motorsport division, Polestar Racing, wasn't part of the purchase deal. Moving forward, Polestar Racing becomes Cyan Racing.
Team owner Christian Dahl will run Cyan Racing as the motorsports partner to Polestar. That means racing Volvos will still be hitting the tracks, and they'll certainly be wearing that bright blue paintwork as well. This move just creates a clear line between the two companies—the Volvo-owned Polestar Performance tuning division and the Cyan Racing (formerly Polestar Racing) motorsport division.
Cyan Racing has, under the former Polestar name, been running since 1996. More specifically, the team's been running quite well as it has 14 titles, over 100 race wins, and more than 220 podium stops in a variety of racing series. Cyan Racing runs its cars in the Swedish Touring Car, World Touring Car, and V8 Supercars competitions.
We hope that Cyan Racing and Volvo continue to chat, because one has helped the other create some pretty excellent machines for the street. We can't afford to buy a Cyan Racing Volvo... but a Polestar wagon could be in our future down the road.