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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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Safety Swede: 2016 Volvo XC90 to Debut with Two “World First” Safety Technologies

Jul 22 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Volvo China Open - Previews
After more than a decade of doing basically nothing with its XC90 SUV, Volvo has suddenly kicked things into high gear. The automaker is aggressively previewing the all-new 2016 XC90, first showing off the crossover’s infotainment tech, letting us ride along in a prototype, revealing the interior, and even detailing the super-awesome-sounding plug-in-hybrid powertrain option. Now Volvo is returning to form and highlighting some of the upc ...
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Volvo dishes details over new XC90′s safety, technology features

Jul 22 2014 8:43am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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In the tease leading up to the reveal of Volvo’s all-new XC90, the Swedish automaker has detailed some of the new and exclusive technologies going into the redesigned SUV. The most noteworthy of the new tech features is something Volvo calls “run-off road protection” and “auto brake at intersection” capability. Run-off road protection is a way to keep the driver and passengers by tightening the seatbelts should the car leave the road, a type of collisio ...
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New Volvo XC90 To Offer New Levels Of Safety And Convenience

Jul 22 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Volvo China Open - Previews
We’re now just a few weeks out from the reveal of the all-new Volvo XC90, which goes on sale in the U.S. early next year, and today we’ve received details on some of the new safety and convenience features that will be offered on the seven-seat SUV. Volvo is famous for its safety, and with the XC90 being one ...
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2015 Volvo XC90 safety equipment previewed [videos]

Jul 22 2014 3:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Volvo China Open - Previews
Volvo has released extensive details about the numerous safety features incorporated in the upcoming ...
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2015 Volvo XC60 Review

Jul 21 2014 11:33am CDT | Source: Cars.com

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"To be good, a small luxury SUV needs to be a family car, a utility vehicle and a commuter car, and the reworked 2015 Volvo XC60 does all that. It provides an upscale environment and a dash of surprise — both on the window sticker and under the hood," said Cars.com reviewer David Thomas. Check out Thomas' review for more. 2015 Volvo XC60 Expert ...
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Nissan Reveals New Details About Autonomous Car Features & Arrival Dates

Jul 21 2014 9:15am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

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During a speech in Yokohama, Japan, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has revealed more details about the company's upcoming line of autonomous cars. Will the company be a leader in the field of self-driving cars, much as its Leaf has been at the forefront of mass-market electric vehicles? Or will other automakers like Toyota and Vol ...
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4 days ago

Volvo rumoured to build V40 Polestar to rival Focus RS

Jul 18 2014 10:44am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Jay Leno In Concert - Detroit, MI
According to a report from Motor Authority, Polestar is working on a performance version of the V40 compact wagon. (S60 Polestar pictured) Jay Leno drove a Polestar V60 recently and came away very impressed. The Polestar V40 will likely be very blue and very fast. It could produce as much as 315 horsepower and could rival the Ford Focus RS. The power will come from Volvo’s new twin-charged (turbo and supercharged) four cylinder. I ...
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5 days ago

2015 Volvo S60 Review

Jul 17 2014 2:16pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

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"While Volvo has built a reputation for safety, the 2015 S60 succeeds because it is a powerful, agile sedan," said Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley. Check out Hanley's review for more. 2015 Volvo S60 Expert Review Cars.com photo by ...
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2015 Volvo V60 Real-World Cargo Space

Jul 15 2014 11:15am CDT | Source: Cars.com

The V60 wagon joins Volvo's U.S. lineup for 2015. The wagonized version of Volvo's S60 luxury sedan is an alternative to the many small-to-midsize luxury SUVs on the market. The V60's competitors include the BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon, Audi Allroad and soon-to-be-hard-to-find Acura TSX Wagon; the 2014 model year will be its last. 2015 Volvo V60: Another Luxury Wagon to Tempt Dads Cars.com reviewer Kristen Varela noted in her review that the V60 has a fe ...
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Toyota design leader Dezi Nagaya moving to Yamaha

Jul 14 2014 7:45am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Toyota, Design/Style If you want to know who's been responsible for injecting some attitude into Toyota's designs in recent years, look to Akihiro Nagaya. As a design executive and as a freelance consultant, the rockstar designer known as Dezi has styled more concept and production cars for Toyota and its Lexus brand than we would dare to count. But now he's moving ...
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