These Are the Final Non-Hybrid Polestar Volvos

Limited to just 1500 individually numbered units, the 2018 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestars come with 30 percent more downforce.

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Starting from 2019, every Volvo will be electrified, while Polestar will become a standalone brand producing hybrid performance cars, led by former Chief of Design Thomas Ingenlath. But before all that can happen, Volvo will bid farewell to its long-in-the-tooth sporty sedan and wagon with a limited run for 2018, featuring a new carbon fiber aero package generating 30 percent more downforce at speed.

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Mind you, the downforce figures of the current 2017 S60/V60 Polestars have never been advertised, meaning that the 30 percent improvement from the new front splitter, side sills and rear spoiler extension can translate to anything, really.

What's for sure though is that no matter how old the S60 and V60 might be, Volvo's mid-size Polestars have always been great all-rounders, pairing a dynamic chassis with sufficient performance (even with the four-cylinders), maximum safety and everyday usability, especially in wagon form.

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This won't change, as those 1500 S60s and V60s allocated for 2018 will still come with 362 horsepower, adjustable Öhlins dampers, a front strut brace, stiffer suspension mounts, a quicker steering rack and springs that are a whopping 80 percent stiffer compared to the ones in an S60/V60 T6 R-Design. Polestars have always been entertaining to push hard, and with the added carbon fiber bits, cornering speeds should only increase for 2018.

Going out with a modest bang, that is.

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