New rumors from the stable of Volvo indicates that the Polestar models of the S90 and the V90 is in production.
The company’s research and development team confirmed that they are indeed going to expand the lineup.
Peter Mertens, the R&D chief confirmed the news. He said that both the S90 and the V90 will have its Polestar versions which may have the capacity to reach up to 600 horsepower. Volvo USA added that they are not planning to bring the model to the country even though Mertens expressed his interest to see them being sold in the U.S. According to sources, the new car will be powered by a hybrid powertrain which comes as a pleasant surprise.
The expected output is 600 horsepower which could even go higher based on the platform they choose and the tweaks made to the engine. The upcoming cars from Volvo will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with internal combustion technology. The powertrain can deliver up to 450 horsepower while the two additional electric engines will provide up to 150 horsepower to achieve the said output.
Inside sources confirmed that the electric motors are the same as the ones being used in the plug-in hybrid versions. The motor is capable of producing up to 87 horsepower and two of them will be used to so as to exert the maximum horsepower from the electric motors. The version to be used in the S90 and the V90 is tweaked to offer much higher performance than the existing models.
If the numbers are something to go by, the Polestar edition of the Volvo S90 and the V90 is going to be give a tough competition to the Mercedes AMG and the BMW M division models. All these companies are going to showcase their best performance so as to convince the buyers to go for their brand. The powertrain continues to be the same V8 on all these cars. However, it is the technology the engineers use to give an added boost to their respective models.
Meanwhile, the top brands including Volvo are working on fully electrified versions of their models. Most of them are scheduled to get launched in 2018 or later which should give even time for the research and development team to perfect the technology before it is rolled out to the mainstream audience. Tesla will also be launching its Model 3 car in the same year.