The lunatic 500bhp Volvo S60 Polestar concept could yet find its way into production. Nick Connor, managing director of Volvo UK, said that the company is “in serious discussion with Polestar to try and make the S60 a reality.”

Volvo S60 Polestar numbers would be extremely small, and Connor makes no secret of the fact that the Polestar would be a marketing exercise. If it does go into production, it will cost more than £100k and retain the concept’s supercar-rivalling power figures from the 3.0-litre turbo’d inline six-pot, and four-wheel drive system.

Polestar was originally born out of the team that ran Volvo’s ’90s BTCC efforts, and the manufacturer link remains strong. But Connor states that “motorsport, including touring cars, is not a key area of investment currently. We haven’t ruled it out but there are no immediate plans”.