Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: | posted February 14, 2014 10:21
The Polestar Racing S60 V8 Supercar drove across iconic bridge under the spotlight of the press and police escort.
Volvo Polestar Racing celebrated the introduction of its 650 HP Volvo S60 that will debut at the 2014 V8 Supercars by driving it across the Sydney Harbour Bridge under police escort.
“This is a significant day. Polestar has been Volvo Car Group’s global performance and motorsport partner since 1996, and has campaigned Volvos in the World Touring Car Championship, 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,” said Christian Dahl, owner of Polestar.
Volvo, together with Polestar and GRM built the the Volvo Polestar Racing S60 V8 Supercar from the ground up using V8 Supercars’ ‘Car of the Future’ regulations ensuring its viability in all races moving forward.
"This is a race car like no other. It is really challenging, but fun, to drive. The power is insane, you need to treat it with respect. I am very much longing for the season start in Adelaide where I am going to face the biggest challenge of my racing career," said driver Robert Dahlgren.
Here is the video of the S60 V8 Supercar crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA8u7x6KLF0
Volvo S60 V8 Supercar technical information
Vehicle: Volvo S60
Engine: Modified Volvo B8444S (see below)
Transmission: Control Albins ST6 6 speed sequential Transaxle with integrated spool differential
Front suspension: Double wishbone suspension, adjustable damper and cockpit adjustable front anti-roll bar
Rear suspension: Control independent rear suspension, adjustable damper; cockpit adjustable anti-roll bar AP Racing 6 piston caliper, 395mm ventilated discs
Brakes: AP Racing 4 piston caliper, 355mm ventilated discs
Wheels: Control Rimstock 18” x 11” forged aluminium
Tyres: Dunlop control tyre
Weight: 1410KG (includes driver)
Top speed: 298+ km/h
0-100 km/h: 3.2 seconds
Steering: Custom rack and pinion power assisted steering
Shocks: Öhlins TTX Dampers
Electronics: MoTec ECU and Data Logging System
Engine technical information
Block: Modified Volvo B8444S, 60 degree aluminium cylinder block
Heads: Modified Volvo B8444S, aluminium
Bore x Stroke: 95.5 x 87.1
Power: 650bhp (estimated)
Max revs: 7500rpm
Induction: Naturally aspirated, eight throttle bodies
Liners: Cast in steel liners
Valve train: Double overhead camshafts, direct acting tappets
Ignition: Volvo B8444S coil on plug
Injection: Port injection, one injector per cylinder, injection pressure: 5.5 bar