Just 39 minutes after announcing pricing details and a limited production run of just 20 examples in the U.S., the S60 Polestar Engineered sold out on Volvo’s Care by Volvo app. Each car – which will cost $1,100 per month – was reserved via a $500 deposit, and should be delivered to their very fortunate new owners sometime in 2019.
But that doesn’t mean S60 buyers will be out of luck it comes to performance. Due to what Volvo says was an "overwhelming response," the company will now offer a complimentary Polestar Engineered software optimization option to the next 200 R-Design models ordered through the Care by Volvo app.
The light performance upgrade will improve throttle response, shift speed, and gear hold, among others. The R-Design still won’t produce as much power as the Polestar Engineered model, though; with the T8 plug-in hybrid equipped, the sedan pumps out a modest 400 hp (298 kW).
Those buyers that want an S60 for less than $40,000 can still take home the entry-level T5 trim, which starts at just $35,800. That model produces just 250-hp (186-kW) and comes standard with front-wheel drive.
Source: Motor 1