Unlike the AMG or M-divisions, Volvo’s Polestar tuning division hasn’t been known to produce powerhouses. But Volvo has recently built some very impressive cars, like the Polestar versions of the S60 and V60, hitting 362 horsepower with a twin-charged four-cylinder engine. It’s been rumored that Volvo has been working on Polestar versions of the S90 sedan and V90 wagon as well. The most powerful T8 versions of these cars will use the same twin-charged engine to hit up to 450 horsepower.
Volvo states that Polestar versions would be rear wheel drive and have a larger electric motor than the T8 models out right now. It’s predicted that this would allow the twin-charged hybrid to produce as much as 600 horsepower, on par with even F8-powered models from competing companies. It’s been confirmed by Volvo’s Research and Development chief Peter Mertens that there will indeed be Polestar versions of both cars, but whether or not they will come to the U.S. is still unknown.