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by Adam Lynton
he Swedish automaker would be happy to make another if someone comes up with the cash.
The recently revealed 508hp Volvo S60 Performance Concept, which was apparently built for an unspecified US-based customer, was bought for $300,000. Pending market response, Volvo has plans to build a small series of Polestar modified S60 models. The Performance Concept rivals the BMW M3, powered by an uprated version of the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six found in the S60 T6 model.
The stock 300hp has been raised to a supercar-rivaling 508hp and 424lb-ft of torque, courtesy of an enlarged turbocharger from Garret and a number of reinforced internals. An Ohlins lowered suspension, reinforced six-speed manual, Haldex all-wheel-drive and bigger Brembo brakes further enhance the S60. Volvo estimates it will manage 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of over 186mph.