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Volvo Hands Over S60 Polestar To NSW Police, Pursuit Not On The Cards Photo:
 
 
Trevor Collett | Apr, 23 2014 | 0 Comments

Volvo has handed the keys to an S60 Polestar performer over to the New South Wales police; the car already decked out in police livery.

Drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren from Volvo Polestar Racing were on hand for the official handover. The S60 is set to serve from the Rose Bay Local Area Command in Sydney.

The S60 Polestar is powered by a six-cylinder turbocharged ‘T6’ petrol engine, optimised by Polestar to produce 257kW and 500Nm.

The six-speed automatic transmission and Haldex all-wheel-drive system have also received the Polestar treatment, contributing to a 0-100km/h time of 4.9 seconds, and a limited top speed of 250km/h.

Despite the car’s obvious potential as a pursuit vehicle, the S60 will lead a somewhat quiet life in police hands, serving with the community liaison division.

The S60 Polestar will join the S60 T5 already serving as a police vehicle, with Volvo hoping to see the pair at community fetes and festivals, along with major sporting events, such as the Australian Open Golf.

Dahlgren gave Senior Constable Jonathon Stone, Sergeant Mick Capon and Acting Inspector Matt West a guided tour of their new vehicle, as the V8 Supercar driver was involved in the S60 Polestar’s development.

“When I was testing this car in the frozen north of Sweden, I never thought I’d be handing over the keys to one down here in Australia, let alone to the police!” Dahlgren said.

Meanwhile, fellow Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin was a little nervous in police company.

“I thought the police might want to ask me about an unpaid toll, following the launch of our V8 Supercar back in February when I drove it across the Sydney Harbour Bridge,” McLaughlin said.

The road-going Volvo S60 Polestar in updated form is now available in Australia.

 
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