Volvo Australia reveals S60 ‘Performance Project’

Volvo is continuing its sporty aspirations with a new S60 prototype developed in collaboration with Polestar Racing and tuning company Heico. The one-off S60 is named the “Performance Project” and is based on the T6 R-Design.

Volvo’s Australian unit is responsible has built the special prototype that sees performance and cosmetic upgrades. Power has been increased to 242KW with 480Nm of torque an increase of 18kW and 40Nm of the standard vehicle. This was achieved by a revised ECU and a new exhaust system. The suspension has been reworked and lowered by 15 millimeters with monotube damping and stiffer springs. To help dress it up the go-fast Volvo is fitted with 19-inch alloys wrapped in Pirelli rubber.

Volvo Australia has said if there is sufficient demand it will look at offering the sportier sedan through its dealership network. This may avoid Volvo modders from taking things into their own hands and using aftermarket suppliers.

Expect to hear more about Volvo’s Performance Project shortly.

Click here to read a Car and SUV road test of the 2011 Volvo S60 T6

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