Polestar Racing unveils its Volvo S60
Volvo Polestar Racing has unveiled its Valvoline-liveried Volvo S60 V8 Supercar. Volvo Car Australia Managing Director Matt Braid was joined by drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren, team principal Garry Rogers and Polestar owner Christian Dahl to present the race car to the media.
This is an historic day in the history of Volvo Car Australia. – said Matt Braid. As the first luxury car manufacturer to enter V8 Supercars with a factory team, we’re delighted to reveal our Volvo S60 race car to meet the challenge of the world’s toughest touring car series and strengthen the presence of the S60 model line, and Volvo brand, here in Australia.
Utilising the resources of Volvo, Polestar and GRM, the Volvo Polestar Racing S60 V8 Supercar has been designed and built to V8 Supercars’ regulations. These regulations include 18-inch wheels, transaxle gearbox and independent rear suspension.
This is a significant day. – said Christian Dahl – Polestar has been Volvo Car Group’s global performance and motorsport partner since 1996, and has campaigned Volvos in the WTCC, the European Touring Car Championship and, currently, the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship. To that end, we’re looking forward to the challenge of the V8 Supercar Championship.
Volvo Car Australia has a rich heritage of motorsport in Australia, dating back to the 1960s, and posting some notable milestones, including winning the 1986 Australian Touring Car Championship with Robbie Francevic in a Volvo 240T. Last year marked the 15th anniversary of Volvo winning Australia’s most famous race, the Bathurst 1000 in 1998 with Jim Richards and Rickard Rydell in a Volvo S40.