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The 345bhp high-performance estate features modified safety equipment and will be at the opening race of the WTCC season in France on 1 April


The Volvo V60 Polestar is to be the new safety car in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), after the manufacturer agreed a new three-year deal starting at the season-opening race in France at Circuit Paul Ricard on 1-3 April.

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Volvo claims the high-performance V60, built by its Polestar division, will be the world’s “safest safety car”. It has been specially modified with a roll cage as well as the rescue and communication equipment required to meet the standards set by the FIA and WTCC promoter Eurosport Events.

The V60 Polestar is powered by a 345bhp, 369lb ft turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six engine and will be present at all 12 race weekends in the WTCC season.

Polestar will be racing the Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 in the WTCC this year with motorsport partner Cyan Racing.

Watch us drive the V60 Polestar here


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Car review
Volvo V60 Polestar
The V60 Polestar is powered by a 345bhp turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six engine

Volvo returns to the performance fold with a promising fast estate that delivers raw performance, if not the driving dynamics of its rivals

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