Volvo has managed to secure a long-term partnership with the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) to provide the series with what they call “the world’s safest safety car.” It’s a Volvo V60 Polestar equipped with a roll cage and a lights bar.
That claim reflects the safety of Volvo V60 Polestar as a production car, a quality achieved through clever engineering and a full host of safety and security systems. As a safety car, the Polestar is not likely to come under serious danger as it will spend most of its time driving fairly slowly on the race track, pacing the angry race cars on formation laps.
Still, Volvo is quite chuffed about the opportunity and sees it as a ground for the Volvo V60 Polestar to prove its performance credentials. The car is powered by a 350 hp T6 (turbocharged six-cylinder) that enables a 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.9 seconds. What’s more, the wagon also features Polestar-tuned high-performance suspension, brakes and interior.
“It was an easy decision to start a cooperation with the WTCC on the Official Safety Car. This allows us to close the circle from track to road by showcasing customers the take-home alternative of our racing car technology in the form of the Volvo V60 Polestar Safety Car, at the same time being part of the vital and extensive safety work of the championship,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.