Polestar-fettled Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar to produce 314kW from its petrol/electric drivetrain
The Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar will be one of the most powerful SUVs on sale. Really. Reports have surfaced suggesting that the petrol electric drivetrain that comprises a turbo charged and supercharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder and an electric motor and battery pack will produce a stonking combined 314kW and a neck snapping 640Nm of torque. These figures make the XC60 T8 Polestar the most powerful production Volvo ever.
The Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar will also be more powerful than the Audi SQ5, which makes for 260kW and the Porsche Macan Turbo which develops a hefty 294kW. The Swede is only pipped by the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, which churns out 375kW from its twin-turbo 4.0 litre V8.
The Volvo is said to be the most economical out of its peers, too, only sipping 2.1 litres of benzene juice (petrol) per 100 kilometres on a combined cycle. It should also be fun to drive with major componets including the transmission tweaked for enhanced responsiveness.
The second-generation Volvo XC60 range will go on sale in Australia from October 2017.