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Posted: 22 May 2014
Australian police Volvo S60 Polestar
If you are a criminal in Australia, you may want to reconsider your life choices. Because the NSW Police's Rose Bay local area command have been given a Volvo S60 Polestar as a squad car.
It's quite a thing, too. Underneath the blue hue sits a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine producing 350bhp, a six-speed paddleshift automatic gearbox and Haldex four-wheel-drive. 0-62mph takes just 4.9 seconds, it'll hit 124mph less than 13 seconds after, and top out at 155mph.
OK, so it's not the fire-spitting, 501bhp concept Polestar S60 we drove a couple of years ago, but remains plenty quick for... well, community fetes, actually. We're told that although it won't be a first response type vehicle, it will be used as a support car and as a festival Thing to show off at events such as the Australian Open (Volvo is a major partner).
Polestar Racing drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren handed over the S60 to NSW Police, the second high-performance Volvo to be used by the force - they got an S60 T5 last year too.