Volvo once broke the Nurburgring record but chose not to tell the world [+Video]

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Any car manufacturer serious enough to take their cars down to the Nürburgring Nordschleife is either crazy or, well, dead serious.

After Cyan Racing (the racing division of Polestar) completed the WTCC season last year with the Volvo S60 Polestar, they remained at the Green Hell to further refine the car. The ultimate aim was to bring all their R&D findings and have them transferred onto regular road-going cars. In the process, the S60 Polestar broke the lap record for the fastest production car with four doors with an incredible time of 7 minutes 51.11 seconds.

Of course, the record didn’t last long, because the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio came along and wiped that record clean with a time of 7 minutes 32 seconds – about 19 seconds quicker than the Volvo. But remember, the S60 has been around since 2010, so it’s no less impressive a feat.

The biggest takeaway here isn’t what Volvo and Polestar achieved at the Nürburgring. It’s what people like you and me can look forward to in the near future: hot, tyre ripping, seat-strapping high performance Volvos. And we think the C90 is a terrific place to start.


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Matthew H. Tong

Matthew H. Tong

A straightforward, fun-loving guy who appreciates the superficiality of a car's appeal, but his admiration for anything on four wheels gives him no reason to neglect the makings of a car. He still believes that fun comes with three pedals and a stick.
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