2011 Volvo S60 Performance Project review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 6 July 2011 , 07:07:11 byEmil

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Volvo S60 Performance Project

The 2011 Volvo S60 Performance Project features excellent performance credentials in its class and was based on the S60 T6 R Design. This initiative involves two partnerships within the Volvo family, Heico and Polestar. Volvo's racing arm, Polestar, upgraded the engine software, which boasts an increased power of 242 kW as well as an increased torque of 480 Nm. The S60's great engine note is further accentuated by an exhaust system developed by the German tuning house. Polestar was founded in 1996 and its main focus is development and competition in racing. Volvo's collaboration with Heico began in 1989 with the grand opening of the Hedtke Volvo dealership in Weiterstadt, Germany. Volvo Car Australia Managing Director Matt Braid, stated that Volvo was not traditionally recognized for performance in Australia, but that fact was about to change. The S60 Performance Project proves to be a very special edition S60 with its extra power, torque and unique wheels. Featuring a sports suspension that comprises monotube damping at the rear, the S60 Performance Project has been lowered by 15 mm. The R design interior adds to the quality of the car with a firmer side bolstering, leather clad three spoke steering wheel, dials with blue surrounds and aluminium ridged pedals. There is the possibility of building the S60 show car in limited number, but this depends on the customer demand.