Volvo Polestar Racing has unveiled the S60 Racecar which will take place in V8 Supercars Championship.

It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.0 liter V8 – 650HP (478 kW) and 660Nm (487 lb-ft) of torque. The redline is at 7,500RPM and runs on E85 fuel. The curb weight is just 1,410 kg (3,108 lbs) thanks to a number of carbon fiber elements as well as completely stripped interior. 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 298 km/h (185 mph). The power is put on the road through a 6-speed sequential transaxle gearbox with a built-in spool differential on the rear wheels.

Some of the highlights include a double wishbone front and independent rear suspension, 395mm front and 355mm rear ventilated discs with 6- and 4-piston AP Racing calipers. It rolls 18" forged alloy wheels wrapped in Dunlop performance tires. Last, but not least is the super-expensive Öhlins TTX suspension (dampers and springs).

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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
Front brakes AP Racing 6 piston caliper, 395mm ventilated discs
Rear 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
0-100km/h 3.2 seconds
Steering Custom rack and pinion power assisted steering
Shocks Ohlins 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
Capacity 4989cc
Compression 10:1
Power 650bhp (estimated)
Max revs 7500rpm
Induction Naturally aspirated, eight throttle bodies
Fuel E85
Liners Cast in steel liners
Valve train Double overhead camshafts, direct acting tappets, chain drive
Ignition Volvo B8444S coil on plug
Injection Port injection, one injector per cylinder, injection pressure: 5.5 bar

2014 V8 Supercars Championship

February 15 V8 Supercars Test Day Sydney Motorsport Park
Feb 27-Mar 2 Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide
Mar 13-16 2014 Formula 1 Australian GP Albert Park
March 28-30 Tasmania 400 Symmons Plains Raceway
April 4-6 Winton 400 Winton Motor Raceway
April 24-27 ITM 500 Auckland Pukekohe Park Raceway
May 16-18 Perth 400 Barbagallo Raceway
June 20-22 Skycity Triple Crown Darwin 500 Hidden Valley Raceway
July 4-6 Townsville 500 Reid Park
Aug 1-3 Coates Hire Ipswich 400 Queensland Raceway
Aug 22-24 Sydney Motorsport Park 400 Sydney Motorsport Park
Sept 12-14 Wilson Security Sandown 500 Sandown Raceway
Oct 9-12 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama
Oct 24-26 Armor All Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise
Nov 14-16 Phillip Island 400 Phillip Island Circuit
Dec 5-7 Sydney 500 Sydney Olympic Park

Source: Volvo