Volvo's latest WTCC Safety Car Revealed As Volvo V60 Polestar

Mar 30, 2016 04:39 AM EDT | Alyza Katrina C. Torres


The world's safest safety car may have just arrived according to a recent press release from the Swedish car maker itself, Volvo as per Top Speed. The news became a spectacle of great possibilities that the Volvo V60 Polestar can reach not to mention its participation with the highly anticipated FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) in France at the Circuit Paul Ricard coming April 1 to 3.

Revealing its distinct and highly sought for detailing and specifications, the V60 Polestar gained instant attention as it is bearing a safety equipment including a roll cage, rescue and communication equipment, the press release revealed as per the publication.

The newest safety car also brings along a new manufacturer, the WTCC which even more gives reverence compared to others, the news agency further reveals. "Last October we welcomed Polestar's long-term commitment to the WTCC as a manufacturer. Now we welcome Polestar as the new Official Safety Car partner of the WTCC, an exclusive opportunity which will allow them to promote their extremely safe and high-performing V60 Polestar flagship model around the world," François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events said as per the news outlet.

Meanwhile, AutoEvolution reveals that before the anticipated V60 Polestar gets unveiled at the event in Circuit Paul Ricard in France, it is expected that the vehicle will perform well at the race especially when the WTCC is the actual manufacturer of the V60 Polestar.

"It was an easy decision to start a cooperation with the WTCC on the Official Safety Car," Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, the head of motorsport at Volvo's performance division said as per the publication.

"This allows us to close the circle from track to road by showcasing customers the take-home alternative of our racing car technology in the form of the Volvo V60 Polestar Safety Car, at the same time being part of the vital and extensive safety work of the championship," Shedvin added.  

So get ready with your brake pads as the V60 Polestar uses a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, which is enough for its 345 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, CNet reports.

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