The weekend between the 1 and the 3 of April will start at circuit Paul Ricard in France the new season of the world touring car championship, the WTCC. This year, we will find that Volvo, one of the participating brands in the WTCC, will also be in charge of exercise of Safety Car with the Volvo V60 Polestar. The Safety Car will be in charge of open track at the start of the race and the pace, when you have an incident on track.
The modifications of the Volvo V60 Polestar Safety Car is limited to strictly necessary, set out by the FIA for the WTCC. The roll cage protects the driver and the front passenger, at the same time that you have installed some search and rescue equipment and communication. This will be the Safety Car during the season 2016, which will be played 12 competitions over four continents.
The year 2016 will be the return of Volvo to the WTCC, as already announced in the past month of October. The Swedish brand will compete with the team Polestar Cyan Racing with two Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 with engine 1.6 turbo that have been set by the drivers Thed Björk, Robert Dahlgren and Fredrik Ekblom. By the time Volvo has not confirmed the pilots heads to the WTCC 2016. The Volvo S60 will have to contend with other models of the WTCC, as the Honda Civic, Citroën C-Elysee, Chevrolet Cruze and Lada Vesta.
Participating in the WTCC, and being the Safety Car of the competition, in the Volvo you want enhance your brand image sports, now more than ever want to give air to your division sports Polestar, responsible for keeping the models Volvo to a new level.
The Volvo V60 Polestar, which will act as Safety Car equipped with an engine 3.0 six-cylinder in-line turbo boosted to 350 HP of power and 500 Nm of torque. A reprogramming, a new intercooler and a specific exhaust contribute to the better performance of this Volvo V60 Polestar, able to make the 0-100 km/h in 5 seconds. The suspension is specific to the models Polestar, in the same way that the team of Brembo brakes has been oversized to provide better performance to the increase of power of the family.
Source – Volvo
From 30.450 euro