The Volvo V60 in the Polestar version has been described by the automaker as being “world’s safest safety car”, ready to debut during this year’s WTCC season soon.
The Polestar Volvo V60 WTCC Safety Car will make its debut during the first race of the regular WTCC season taking place during April 1- 3 at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France. The model is of course differentiated to the street legal Polestar V60 by adding a roll cage and the mandatory rescue and communication equipment. Treated to a full five star rating by the Euro NCAP, the Volvo V60 Polestar will be on point for the safety car team during the 12 race weekends of the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship.
In case you forgot, the regular Volvo V60 Polestar packs an all wheel drive system connected via a six-speed automatic transmission to a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine delivering 350 horsepower (258 kilowatts) and 369 pound-feet (500 Newton meters) of torque. This is enough to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in five seconds flat and a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) which is actually electronically governed. The performance is tamed by the Brembo ventilated discs tucked beneath the 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/35 ZR20 tires. The Polestar is even racing during the WTCC via the Cyan Racing team who uses two 60 Polestar TC1 race cars and the factory drivers Thed Björk, Robert Dahlgren and Fredrik Ekblom were also on point when Polestar developed the V60 to have the model “deliver an engaging, precise and confident driving experience in all weathers.”