Well, whoever thinks this country at Volvo, currently thinks maybe not necessarily in sports or even race cars. Volvo's performance arm Polestar limited with us on rather subtle performance improvements ( although in other markets a really good driver car in its portfolio with the 350-hp S60 and V60 Polestar ) and the last motorsport successes are now already a few years back. The younger ones will just think: " Waaas Volvo motorsport successes? ? " But anyway, is holding forth only been three decades.
In 1985, to be exact. Since the Scandinavians won with the old box-edged 240 Turbo not only the European Touring Car Championship ETC, but right away also the drivers' title in the still young DTM. " The Flying Brick " ( the flying zeigelstein ), as was the 240 lovingly called, contributed about 330 hp and a top speed of 260 km / h. Now, 30 years later scarce dare once again to the great motorsport stage. Along with the racing team Polestar Racing Cyan, cooperating with Volvo since 1996 and previously was einheimsen 13 titles in the Swedish Touring Car Championship, it comes from the season 2016 in the FIA World Touring Car Championship WTCC.
As appropriate subset was chosen a very broad, very dark and very angry-looking Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 who, like the glorious 240 over a four-cylinder turbo. According to Volvo, the aggregate comes from the current drive-E family and makes 400 hp. The Swedes emphasize that the WTTC 's commitment is planned for several years. The expectation is rather immodest ". This is a great day for all of us at Polestar Cyan Racing The announcement in the WTTC to start a program with only one goal: to bring the world title to Sweden ," says Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Polestar - Motorsport. Volvo will compete in the TC1 class well to Chevrolet, Citroën, Honda and Lada. Further details regarding the car and the people who are moving it to, will follow shortly. ( sw )