Now, before all the males in the room start having wild thoughts on the use of the word ‘Polestar’ I need to explain that ‘Polestar’ is not a dirty word – more a word that means a very fast car. Let me explain.
The Volvo V60 T6 Polestar is in simple terms a very fast sports estate; with the added boost of a dual-exhaust, mad colour scheme, boy racer body kit and of course an engine that is the size of the moon that also happens to produce 345bhp.
The V60 Polestar is fitted with a 3.0 litre 6-speed automatic, and thanks to AWD, it will power you to the moon (0-60mph in real terms) in just under 4.9 seconds- making it a very nice little sprint machine indeed.
On the road it’s a little bit controlling truth be told, due to the masses of computing power on board and with the AWD system, it sometimes feels like it’s a very naughty Dog trying to get out of its muzzle to chase the neighbour’s cat down the road.
But then in the blink of an eye, it all comes together and you feel like you are in total control, by giving you lots of feedback and it even feels like the V60 is teaching you how to handle it, with its masses of grip which is very reassuring.
The V60 T6 also has an absurdly long list of safety features available depending on what model you choose. The V60 is fitted with advanced electronic controls to improve handling and driving experience. These include Corner Traction Control, which boosts agility by automatically braking the inner driven wheel as extra power is applied to the outer wheel. This ‘torque vectoring’ improves turn-in to help reduce the cars understeer.
The V60 also has one of the world’s most advanced stability control systems – the high-tech DSTC (Dynamic Stability and Traction Control) – reduces the likelihood of skids. In addition to this, there is Volvo’s blind-spot information system that uses sensors mounted below each door mirror to detect vehicles creeping alongside the car. When a vehicle is detected, a warning light is displayed to alert you not to change lanes.
Cameras and radar sensors are also mounted towards the front of the car which then scans the road ahead for traffic. For instance, if you happen to be closing in on an object – a car or building, for example – at a rate that suggests that a crash is immanent, the V60’s collision-detection system will give an audible beep and cast a red warning light onto the windscreen to inform you that you may be in danger.
So, to sum up, the V60 Polestar is a stylish, fast and very well-equipped car. That’s the thing with a Volvo; they really do major on safety.
So, if you do happen to come across the V60 Polestar in your travels, don’t even think of taking it on. I don’t care what car you bring to the party, the V60 will leave you feeling a little bit lacking in the gentleman department and you will then be forced to return home nursing a much bruised ego.
Model: Volvo V60 T6 AWD Polestar
Engine: 3.0Litre 6cyl Turbo Petrol
Max Torque: 500Nm @ 2800rpm
Combined mpg: 27.7
0 – 60: 4.9 sec
Top Speed: 155 Mph
Transmission: 6 Speeds Auto
On Sale: Now By Anthony Yates