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Volvo S60 Polestar V8 race car goes official

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Volvo S60 Polestar V8 race car goes official

Volvo Polestar Racing has officially pulled the wraps off its latest creation, the S60 race car, which will take part in the V8 Supercars Championship, this year.

The brand new Volvo S60 Polestar V8 has received the Valvoline livery and it’s coming with a double wishbone front and independent rear suspension. The stopping power is made by the 395 mm front and 355 mm rear ventilated disc brakes, with six- and four-point calipers, signed by AP Racing, which are “covered” by the 18-inch forged alloy wheels, wrapped in Dunlop tires.

The Volvo S60 Polestar Racing V8 is taking its power from a 5.0 liter V8 engine, which is producing a total output of 650 HP (478 kW) and it has a peak torque of 660 Nm (487 lb-ft). This is enough to help the vehicle accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.2 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 298 km/h (185 mph). Power is being sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential transaxle transmission. The 1,410 kg (3,108 lbs) weighing racer’s engine can rev up to 7,500 rpm and it runs on E85 fuel. The Volvo S60 Polestar Racing V8 will be making its debut on Saturday, at the Sydney Motorsport Park.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - filed under Motorsport, News, Volvo. Image credit: .
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