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Volvo S60 Polestar Concept Accent over 500 Hp

Volvo S60 Polestar Concept Accent over 500 Hp

Nov 28 2012, 1:24pm CST | by

This might be Jay Leno's new ride

If I'm being honest, Volvo has never produced an automobile that caught my eye. Typically, I think of safety and boredom when I hear the Volvo name, but a new concept has surfaced that is certainly...

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Volvo S60 Polestar Concept Accent over 500 Hp

Nov 28 2012, 1:24pm CST | by

This might be Jay Leno's new ride

If I'm being honest, Volvo has never produced an automobile that caught my eye. Typically, I think of safety and boredom when I hear the Volvo name, but a new concept has surfaced that is certainly not boring. The concept car is called the Volvo S60 Polestar.

This concept is limited-edition to your vehicle with modified turbocharged straight six producing 508 hp and 421 pound-foot of torque. The machine also has a Haldex AWD system and special Ohlins suspension to make it right at home on the racetrack.

All that power equates to a Sprint from a stop to 62 mph in about 3.9 seconds and a top speed of over 186 mph. Apparently a rumor circulating that Jay Leno has purchased the blue car you see in the photos. Me likey.

 
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Volvo XC90

Oct 24 2014 8:57am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The XC90 is Volvo's largest crossover offering. It was introduced for 2003 and features three rows of seating, all-wheel drive, and the sorts of luxuries and safety systems that Volvo is known for. Competitors include the BMW X5, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, and Land Rover's LR4 ...
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Ford Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection to Appear in U.S. Next Year, Debuts in Europe First

Oct 23 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Features designed to make up for drivers’ proclivity for inattention have been making their way to production vehicles for years, all of them following the trickle-down strategy: Luxury buyers get backed up by stuff like blind-spot detection, lane-keeping systems, and adaptive cruise control before mainstream buyers get in on the action later. Among full-line automakers, Ford in particular offers its customers a vast array of driver-assi ...
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Ford to roll out Pedestrian Detection on European-spec Fusion

Oct 22 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Ford’s suite of active safety technology is about to gain a new trick up its sleeve. It’s called Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and it functions no differently than the many systems available on the market today, including those offered by Ford. It uses a set of radars and cameras to scan the road ahead and alerts the driver if a collision is imminent. If the driver doesn’t respond on time, ...
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Volvo SUVs to receive Polestar tuning treatment

Oct 22 2014 9:12am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Following in the footsteps of the very quick (and very blue) S60 and V60 Polestar models, Volvo will be extending the same high-performance treatment to its SUVs. In an interview with Australia’s Drive, Christial Dahl, head of Volvo’s tuning division Polestar, confirmed the news. While the V40 sold outside of North America will likely be the next model to see a Polestar variant, Dahl says the XC60 and recentl ...
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Volvo XC70

Oct 22 2014 9:12am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Volvo XC70 is a luxury wagon that's been a part of the Swedish automaker's lineup for decades. It has just two true rivals in the market: the Subaru Outback and the Audi Allroad. That's because it's not quite a crossover vehicle--it's more a station wagon with some light cladding and all-weather ability, and a li ...
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Volvo XC60

Oct 22 2014 9:08am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Volvo XC60 is a luxury crossover vehicle that's offered with either front- or all-wheel drive. It's a mid-size vehicle, though by American standards it leans a little toward the compact end of the spectrum. A more contemporary choice than Volvo's aged XC90 (which is replaced for the 2 ...
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Volvo V60

Oct 22 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Volvo V60 marks the return of the traditional Volvo wagon back into the U.S. market. It showed up at dealerships very early in 2014 as a 2015 model. The V60 is far from the boxy Volvo wagons of the Seventies and Eighties. Instead, it's now a low, sleek sporty wagon version of the current mid-size Volvo S60 seda ...
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Volvo S80

Oct 22 2014 8:58am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Volvo S80 is a large, subtle, and unassuming luxury sedan that place safety and comfort above all else. It competes with the Lincoln MKS, Acura RLX, and the Cadillac XTS. Read our 2015 Volvo S80 review for the latest on prices, specifications, and gas mileage information. The first generation of the S80 sedan was built from 1999 throug ...
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Volvo S60

Oct 22 2014 8:51am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Volvo S60 is a mid-size sporty luxury sedan that competes with a trio of German luxury sedans—the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, and Mercedes-Benz C Class—and arguably with the Cadillac ATS, although we're not sure how many buyers actually cross-shop the brash American luxury brand and the sensible Swedish one. You could also ...
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Front-facing child seats give us a new perspective on safety

Oct 22 2014 8:18am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

A little while ago, I decided to change my daughter’s outlook on life. Instead of looking where we had been, she would now see where we were going. She had grown up enough. It was time. I turned her car seat around. So what, big deal, ya wanna medal or something? Well, I feel like it was rather a big deal actually. Not the actual physical act of strapping her La-Z-Boy-sized forward-facing seat into the car – although ow, my spin ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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