“Polestar will enjoy specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo cars and benefit from significant economies of scale as a result of its connection to Volvo. These synergies will allow it to design, develop and build world-beating electrified high-performance cars,” Volvo said in a statement.
Volvo bought the racing brand in 2015.
Volvo, owned by Geely, is working on two new flexible platforms for small and large cars. Autocar guesses that the new S60 sedan could eventually become a Polestar coupe.
Drivetrains will be hybrid, as well as mixed boost like its current turbo and supercharged offerings like the T6s. That powerplant produces 324 hp in the XC90, plus about 80 hp from the electric motor, so it would still need a good bit of massaging to hit the 600-hp mark.
Volvo’s 2016 Polestar S60 and V60.