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Volvo Wins in Australia

[caption id="attachment_2380" align="alignright" width="300"]S60_Polestar_Volvo-V8 Supercar Scott McLaghlan brings the new Polestar Volvo S60 home in first place at Barbagallo race track in Perth.[/caption]Scott Mclaughlin drove the new Volvo V8 Supercar to its first win in Perth last weekend after gaining pole position in qualifying. The win was Volvo's first win in Australia since Robbie Francevic won the Australian touring car title in a 240T in 1986. McLaughlin said the win would mean the world to team owner Garry Rogers, but also for his mum, dad and sister."It was a big decision to be with Volvo and just to continue my career at GRM," he said. McLaughlin had previously completed a fabrication apprenticeship with Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM). "We went through some rough times while doing that and it was a bit emotional." "So to do it and to show that I've made the right decision is a big thing in my life and my career."The 20-year-old has been one of the standout drivers in 2014 - his first season in V8 Supercars. Before Saturday, he'd already claimed three podiums and as many poles in the new S60 - plus a non-championship triumph at the Australian Grand Prix. But McLaughlin isn't about to get complacent and predicts there'll more wins are on the cards for his factory-backed outfit."Yeah for sure, we're not slowing down," he said. "We just want to keep going and we'll keep working hard to do that." “I am very stoked to have it (the win) happen. For everyone back in Gothenburg (Volvo), for everyone at Valvoline and for everyone back at our (GRM) workshop in Dandenong South this is awesome.His win overshadowed a comeback-of-sorts for Holden veteran Craig Lowndes, who took race two honours later in the day.
[caption id="attachment_2380" align="alignright" width="300"]S60_Polestar_Volvo-V8 Supercar Scott McLaghlan brings the new Polestar Volvo S60 home in first place at Barbagallo race track in Perth.[/caption]Scott Mclaughlin drove the new Volvo V8 Supercar to its first win in Perth last weekend after gaining pole position in qualifying. The win was...
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Volvo Polestar V8 Supercar

Garry Rogers Motorsport has teamed with Swedish Polestar racing to prepare a race winning Volvo engine for the Australian V8 Supercar season. The 5.0 litre V8 unit will power the S60 entries for Garry Rogers Motorsport next season, marking Volvo’s return to Australian Touring Car Racing. Polestar developed the new engine, with assistance from the same engineering team behind the upcoming Drive-E engines, soon to power road-going Volvo models. The new race engine is based on Volvo’s B8444S 4.4 litre production V8, and like the Nissan and Erebus Mercedes-Benz entries of this year, the new Volvo unit promises to bring its own unique sound to the series. Unveiling the engine at the beginning of the final V8 Supercar round for 2013 around the streets of Sydney Olympic Park, Volvo Car Australia boss Matt Braid said the Swedish carmaker had spared no resources in building its new race engine. Click here for more details from TMR (The Motor Report http://www.themotorreport.com.au/57822/volvo-polestar-racing-reveals-v8-supercar-engine-for-2014-season )
Garry Rogers Motorsport has teamed with Swedish Polestar racing to prepare a race winning Volvo engine for the Australian V8 Supercar season. The 5.0 litre V8 unit will power the S60 entries for Garry Rogers Motorsport next season, marking Volvo’s return to Australian Touring Car Racing. Polestar developed the new engine, with assistance from the same engineering...
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Polestar V8 Supercar Engine

Volvo Polestar Racing has already signalled its readiness for 2014 by unveiling the team's new race engine. The 5.0 litre V8 unit will power the S60 entries for Garry Rogers Motorsport next season, marking Volvo’s return to Australian Touring Car Racing. Polestar developed the new engine, with assistance from the same engineering team behind the upcoming Drive-E engines, soon to power road-going Volvo models. • Trevor Collett | Dec 6, 2013
Volvo Polestar Racing has already signalled its readiness for 2014 by unveiling the team's new race engine. The 5.0 litre V8 unit will power the S60 entries for Garry Rogers Motorsport next season, marking Volvo’s return to Australian Touring Car Racing. Polestar developed the new engine, with assistance from the same engineering team behind the upcoming Drive-E...
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Polestar

Polestar is not unlike the relationship between HSV and Holden, or AMG and Mercedes Benz (before Mercedes bought the AMG company).Polestar Racing is the official Volvo factory racing team, based in Gothenburg, Sweden, currently competing in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC). They now have 2 divisions, Volvo Racing and Volvo Performance.The racing division has been very successful winning the double title in the 2013 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship with Thed Björk as drivers’ champion and Volvo as manufacturers’ champions.Now we get a chance to see the Polestar S60 from their performance division on Australian roads. How does 257kW/500+Nm and 0-100km/h in 4.9 grab you? The Polestar achieves its great performance and traction with the help of a turbo straight 6 and Haldex 4WD. The Motor Report (TMR) describes the performance as “the AWD Polestar is astonishingly quick on a winding road, mostly for the way it gets out of a corner, and points with sublime chassis balance. Importantly, on even the worst of the tarmac roads we encountered, you would never have described the ride as uncomfortable”. TMR also stated “On road, it’s a scythe. Put it on a racetrack and its ‘alive’ chassis balance, adjustable suspension and AWD grip – not to mention the 500Nm straining at the leash – will see you posting some truly serious lap times”. There are only 50 allocated for the Australian market so grab a cool $109,950 and get down to your Volvo dealer…quick. For more details http://www.themotorreport.com.au/56783/2013-volvo-s60-polestar-australian-road-test-review
Polestar is not unlike the relationship between HSV and Holden, or AMG and Mercedes Benz (before Mercedes bought the AMG company).Polestar Racing is the official Volvo factory racing team, based in Gothenburg, Sweden, currently competing in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC). They now have 2 divisions, Volvo Racing and Volvo Performance.The racing division has...
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