Polestar has raced and built fast Volvos since its foundation nearly two decades ago. This page features the race cars, concept cars and road cars raced and built by Polestar since 1996.

Volvo 850 Super Touring

The Volvo 850 Super Touring was the first car raced by Polestar in the first two STCC seasons. Jan ”Flash” Nilsson scored two consecutive STCC titles for the team with the car and secured the still standing record of six consecutive race victories. The car was built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing for the British Touring Car Championship according to the Super Touring regulations.

Constructor: TWR
Active years: 1996-1997
Regulations: Super Touring
Engine: 5-cylinder, 2000 cc, N/A
Power: 295 hp
Gearbox: 6-speed sequential
Drive: FWD
Weight: 975 kg
Driver: Jan ”Flash” Nilsson

Volvo S40 Super Touring

The Volvo S40 Super Touring is the teams’ most victorious car with 20 victories, driver by drivers like Jan ”Flash” Nilsson, Mattias Ekström and Rickard Rydell in the STCC. The car was built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing for the British Touring Car Championship according to the Super Touring regulations.

Constructor: TWR
Active years: 1998-2002
Regulations: Super Touring
Engine: 5-cylinder, 2000 cc, N/A
Power: 317 hp
Gearbox: 6-speed sequential
Drive: FWD
Weight: 975 kg
Drivers: Jan ”Flash” Nilsson, Edward Sandström, Jens Edman, Mattias Ekström, Rickard Rydell

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Volvo S60 S2000

The Volvo S60 S2000 was brought to Polestar and the STCC in 2003 when the championship changed to the S2000 regulations. The base car was constructed by Prodrive, but Polestar continued the development and submitted a new homologation of the car when, among other things, a new bio-ethanol engine was introduced. The car represents 14 STCC victories in the hands of Robert Dahlgren, Jan ”Flash” Nilsson, Alexander Storckenfeldt and Edward Sandström.

Constructor: Prodrive/Polestar
Active years: 2003-2007
Regulations: S2000
Engine: 5-cylinder, 2000 cc, N/A
Power: 280 hp
Gearbox: 6-speed sequential
Drive: FWD
Weight: 1165 kg
Drivers: Robert Dahlgren, Jan ”Flash” Nilsson, Edward Sandström, Alexander Storckenfeldt, Magnus Krokström

Volvo C30 S2000

The Volvo C30 S2000 was Polestar’s first complete engineering project, constructing the car from scratch in 2008 for racing in the STCC. Tommy Rustad claimed the STCC title in 2009 in the car and it still holds the record of claiming all pole positions in the 2009 STCC season.

Constructor: Polestar
Active years: 2008-2011
Regulations: S2000
Engine: 5-cylinder, 2000 cc, N/A
Power: 290 hp
Gearbox: 6-speed sequential
Drive: FWD
Weight: 1159 kg
Drivers: Robert Dahlgren, Tommy Rustad, Gabriele Tarquini, James Thompson

Volvo C30 Polestar Concept

The Volvo C30 Polestar Concept was Polestar’s first ever road going car, built to celebrate the 2009 Swedish Touring Car Championship title and using the experience of the C30 model from the racing tracks. The car is four-wheel driven and shares a lot of technical components with its race car brother, such as suspension, brakes and more. The car features a turbo charged five-cylinder engine of 451 hp.

Constructor: Polestar
Number of cars built: 1
Build year: 2009
Engine: 5-cylinder, 2500 cc, N/A
Power: 451 hp
Gearbox: 6-speed manual
Drive: 4WD

Volvo C30 S2000 1.6T

A new version of the C30 race car was built in 2011 for racing in the FIA World Touring Car Championship. Polestar constructed a new 1.6 turbo engine of the new DRIVEe Volvo engine family and Robert Dahlgren scored Volvo’s first ever world championship points with the car.

Constructor: Polestar
Active years: 2011 & 2013
Regulations: S2000 1.6T
Engine: 4-cylinder, 1600 cc, turbocharged
Power: 340 hp
Gearbox: 6-speed sequential
Drive: FWD
Weight: 1164 kg
Drivers: Robert Dahlgren, Thed Björk

Volvo S60 STCC

The Volvo S60 STCC is a silhouette-based car with the chassis built by Solution-F. Polestar constructed the body shell with extensive development in the Volvo Cars wind tunnel. The team has scored 16 victories with the car, making it the most successful car of the TTA regulations, of which Thed Björk represents 11 victories.

Constructor: Solution-F/Polestar
Active years: 2012–2016
Regulations: TTA
Engine: 6-cylinder, 3500 cc, N/A
Power: 420 hp
Gearbox: 6-speed sequential
Drive: RWD
Weight: 1150 kg
Drivers: Thed Björk, Fredrik Ekblom, Robert Dahlgren, Linus Ohlsson, Carl Philip Bernadotte

Volvo S60 Polestar Concept

The Volvo S60 Polestar Concept was introduced in 2012, marking the second ever road car built by Polestar. The Polestar engineers created the S60 Polestar Concept utilising the technical study made on the S60 model for racing. The car features a turbocharged six-cylinder engine of 508 hp and an extensively developed chassis with race car specification components. The car broke the Laguna Seca lap record for four-door road cars by Motor Trend.

Constructor: Polestar
Number of cars built: 4
Build year: 2012
Engine: 6-cylinder, 3000 cc, turbocharged
Power: 508 hp
Gearbox: 6-speed manual
Drive: 4WD

Volvo S60 Polestar

The Volvo S60 Polestar was Polestar’s first ever production car, launched in 2013 as limited edition pilot project for the Australian market. The car was built on the model year 2013 Volvo S60 and featured technology from the racing cars, such as dampers from Öhlins, high-capacity brakes and an extensively developed chassis.

Constructor: Polestar/Volvo
Number of cars built: 100
Build year: 2013-2014
Engine: 6-cylinder, 3000 cc, turbocharged
Power: 350 hp
Gearbox: 6-speed automatic
Drive: 4WD

Volvo S60 V8SC

The Volvo S60 V8SC was built by Garry Rogers Motorsport in cooperation with Polestar according to the Car of the Future regulations for racing in the V8 Supercars. Polestar constructed a five-litre race engine of the Volvo B8444S V8 engine to the car, a combination proving to be one of the fastest of the championship with Scott McLaughlin scoring four victories, ten podiums and ten pole position in the debut season with the car.

Constructor: Garry Rogers Motorsport/Polestar
Active years: 2014–2016
Regulations: COTF
Engine: 8-cylinder, 5000 cc, N/A
Power: 650 hp
Gearbox: 6-speed sequential
Drive: RWD
Weight: 1400 kg
Drivers: Scott McLaughlin, Robert Dahlgren, Alexandre Prémat, Greg Ritter, David Wall

Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

The Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar was unveiled late 2013 and marked the first ever world-wide production road car from Polestar. The cars feature a 350 hp T6 engine, making the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.9 seconds, and development emphasis put on development of the chassis. The car carries Polestar’s continuing engineering philosophy to deliver an engaging, precise and confident driving experience in all weathers, on all roads and in all seasons.

Constructor: Polestar/Volvo
Number of cars built: 1500
Build year: 2014 & 2015
Engine: 6-cylinder, 3000 cc, turbocharged
Power: 350 hp
Gearbox: 6-speed automatic
Drive: 4WD

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Volvo S60 Polestar TC1

The Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 was constructed by Cyan Racing for the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship, featuring a newly-built 400-hp Drive-E engine. Thed Björk claimed its first victory in the penultimate racing weekend of 2016 at Shanghai International Circuit.

Constructor: Cyan Racing
Active years: 2016
Regulations: TC1
Engine: 4-cylinder, 1600 cc, turbocharged
Power: 400 hp
Gearbox: 6-speed sequential
Drive: FWD
Weight: 1100 kg
Drivers: Robert Dahlgren, Thed Björk, Fredrik Ekblom, Néstor Girolami

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Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

The Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar was unveiled in France 2016, featuring a newly-developed 367-hp four-cylinder Drive-E engine, a new gearbox and lowered weight. The new powertrain enabled Polestar to increase performance and at the same time lower emissions and consumption. The car received strong feedback in world media.

Constructor: Polestar/Volvo
Number of cars built: 1500
Build year: 2016
Engine: 4-cylinder, 2000 cc, turbo and supercharged
Power: 367 hp
Gearbox: 8-speed automatic
Drive: 4WD