Volvo’s New S60 WTCC Racer Looks Sick
Racing cars tend to carry racing liveries. It’s not every day that you get to see one in its raw, unfinished state. But that’s just what we have here, from Volvo, of all companies.
The vehicle in question is the new Volvo S60 Polestar TC1. It’s ostensibly based on the S60 sedan you can buy at your local dealership, only it’s designed for the racetrack. The S60 TC1 is built to the new regulations that the FIA introduced to the World Touring Car Championship last year, and packs a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine based on the Swedish automaker’s new Drive-E architecture, kicking out 400 horsepower. And as you can see, it looks pretty badass in bare black with all its carbon-fiber appendages.
The new design will be campaigned in the WTCC by Polestar Cyan Racing as part of a multi-year program – which is especially encouraging considering that less than a year ago, it looked like Volvo was preparing to scrap any and all racing programs altogether. This, however, is the first new initiative being undertaken by the team that’s now split off from the tuning division that Volvo has taken in-house. The two Gothenburg-based outfits have collaborated on numerous racing endeavors, including in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (and its Swedish precursor), Australia’s V8 Supercars series, and previous campaigns in the WTCC as well.
With over half a dozen STCC titles to their name, we’re looking forward to seeing how Polestar and Volvo will fare in the coming seasons against the likes of Citroën, Chevy, and Honda. In the meantime, though, we’ll just stare in awe at the unpainted new racer, and invite you to do the same in the gallery above and video below.