Volvo Polestar Racing unveiled its Volvo S60 race car that will debut in the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship by driving it across the world’s most famous “coat-hanger” – the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
After months of speculation, the distinctive Valvoline-liveried Volvo S60 V8 Supercar made its way across the Bridge and into Sydney’s CBD to an official presentation overlooking the Sydney Opera House.
Joining team naming rights partner Valvoline on the Volvo S60 are Volvo Car Financial Services, Volvo Trucks, Cummins, Hexis, Freem, Browne & Co and Clingtape.
Drivers are Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren.
The Volvo Polestar Racing S60 V8 Supercar has been designed and built to V8 Supercars’ “Car of the Future” regulations. These regulations include 18 inch wheels, transaxle gearbox, and independent rear suspension.
Volvo Cars has a rich heritage of motor sport in Australasia, dating back to the 1960s, and posting some notable milestones, including winning the 1986 Touring Car Championship with Robbie Francevic in a Volvo 240T.
Last year marked the 15th anniversary of Volvo winning the Bathurst 1000 in 1998, with Jim Richards and Rickard Rydell in a Volvo S40.
Vehicle Volvo S60
Engine Modified DOHC Volvo B8444S, 4,989cc, 485kW est., max revs 7,500
Transmission Control Albins ST6 6-speed sequential transaxle with integrated spool differential
Front suspension Double wishbone suspension, adjustable damper and cockpit adjustable front anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Control independent rear suspension, adjustable damper; cockpit adjustable anti-roll bar
Front brakes AP Racing 6-piston caliper, 395mm ventilated discs
Rear brakes AP Racing 4-piston caliper, 355mm ventilated discs
Wheels Control Rimstock 18inch x 11inch forged aluminium
Tyres Dunlop control tyre
Weight 1,410kg (including driver)
Top speed 298+ km/h
0-100km/h 3.2 seconds
Steering Custom rack and pinion power assisted steering
Shocks Ohlins TTX Dampers
Electronics MoTec ECU and Data Logging System