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Volvo S60 Polestar silently breaks the Ring record

Volvo S60 Polestar silently breaks the    Ring record
Bilal Firfiray Bilal Firfiray Monday 29 May 2017, 14:54 PM

Volvo has revealed just now that the S60 Polestar broke the Nurburgring record for the four-door production sedan last year. The Polestar prepped S60 did a time of 7:51:11seconds, claims the Swedish manufacturer.

Volvo’s Polestar Cyan Racing stayed back at the German racetrack after the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship round at the Green Hell to carry out this “secret test”. The purpose was to improve the performance of both road and motorsport cars by taking the performance of the Volvo S60 Polestar road car as far as possible.

The record, since then, was broken in two months’ time by Porsche Panamera Turbo (7:38) and now currently is in the clutches of Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio which lapped the Nordschleife in 7:32 seconds. Volvo justifies the delay in letting the world know of their record time by saying, “Being Swedish, we didn't want to shout about the record, just learn from the experience. The learnings were so important, not only for road car development, but also for the race team that we had to keep it secret for a full year. Revealing, now just days before we return for the 2017 WTCC race of Germany.”

However, even if the reveal comes a year late, the feat is not to be overlooked. The S60 Polestar is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine pushing out 367bhp and 470Nm. The Alfa, on the other hand, comes with a biturbo 2.9-liter V6 engine sourced from Ferrari, developing a whopping 505bhp. This indicates how impressive the S60 Polestar really is.

 

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