Volvo’s performance brand Polestar is bringing a 600-hp coupe to the Frankfurt motor show next month according to a report by Autocar. Volvo relaunched the brand as a stand-alone entity in July.
“Polestar will enjoy specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo cars and benefit from significant economies of scale as a result of its connection to Volvo. These synergies will allow it to design, develop and build world-beating electrified high-performance cars,” Volvo said in a statement.
Volvo bought the racing brand in 2015
Volvo, owned by Geely, is working on two new flexible platforms for small and large cars. Autocar guesses that the new S60 sedan could eventually become a Polestar coupe.
Drivetrains will be hybrid, as well as mixed boost like its current turbo and supercharged offerings like the T6s. That powerplant produces 324 hp in the XC90, plus about 80 hp from the electric motor, so it would still need a good bit of massaging to hit the 600-hp mark.
Polestar insiders told Autocar that it would be keen to trade range for performance, if necessary. We’ll keep an eye out for this in September in Frankfurt.