Volvo launches McLaughlin edition road cars

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Scott McLaughlin is the latest V8 Supercars driver to have a limited edition run of road cars named in his honour.

Volvo has this week launched a batch of 10 McLaughlin Edition S60 and V60 Polestars as part of the performance brand’s expansion into the New Zealand market.

The cars are mechanically identical to the Polestar models seen in Australia, but feature a number of trim upgrades, including McLaughlin insignia on the front guards and headrests.

McLaughlin will also provide each owner with an ‘exclusive track experience’ consisting of performance driving under the 22-year-old’s tuition.

”Scott is a vastly talented racing driver with a bright future ahead of him,” said Hans Bååth, managing director of Polestar Performance.

“His input in the development of the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar has been vital and we are glad to be able to offer performance oriented customers in New Zealand our models.”

Volvo’s move to name a road car after McLaughlin follows the sale of 233 Craig Lowndes edition Holden Commodores last year.

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Technical Specification – Volvo S60 Polestar

Performance
0-100 km/h 4.9 sec
0-200 km/h 17.7 sec
80-120 km/h 4.7 sec
Top speed 250 km/h / 155 mph – Electronically limited

Chassis
Polestar Öhlins shock absorber system
Polestar bespoke rims, 8×20” ET53 with 245/35R20 tyres

Engine
6-cylinder inline T6 engine, 2953 cc
350 hp/257 kW (350 hp) @ 5700 rpm
500 Nm (369 lb-ft) @ 3000-4750 rpm
Max 6500 rpm
New twin-scroll Borg Warner turbo
New intercooler
Polestar 2.5” stainless full-flow exhaust system with twin 3.5” tail pipes

Transmission
AWF21 automatic gearbox with paddle shift system
Polestar transmission calibration for faster gearshifts, launch control and curve-hold functionality
Polestar Haldex calibration for more rear torque dynamic distribution
Polestar calibrated stability control system

Brakes
Front: Polestar/Brembo 6 piston brake calipers
371×32 mm ventilated and floating Brembo discs
Rear: 302×22 mm ventilated disc

Scott McLaughlin Detailing
Scott McLaughlin Limited Edition exterior badges
Colour-coded side skirts
Black wheels
Embroidered headrests with Scott’s signature
Numbered plaque in steering wheel décor inlay
Grille surround
Buyers will receive a track experience with Scott

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