The Polestar Engineered Volvo S60 T8 Will Be Extremely Rare in America

the polestar engineered volvo s60 t8 will be extremely rare in america

We’d like to apologize if our articles previewing the Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered got you excited about the American-made model because you probably won’t get to lay your greasy little hands on one.

Volvo previously stated that the special sedans would only be available in extremely limited quantities. We assumed that meant the manufacturer would probably only build a couple hundred per year at most. As it turns out, that number was a gross overestimate. However, even if you are fortunate enough to have one in your garage, you still won’t be able to own it.

According to a report from Autoblog, Volvo has decided to limit the United States to just 20 examples of the Polestar Engineered S60 sedans. Ready for more bad news? The model will only be available through the Care by Volvo subscription service, so you can’t just buy one. Instead, you’ll have to put $1,100 a month down to effectively make the sport sedan your long-term rental.

While that’s roughly on par with financing a BMW M4, and Volvo does supply you with insurance and maintenance, you still get to own the M model when all is said and done. Volvo isn’t even giving you the option. The closest you can get is purchasing the S60 T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid for $54,400 and spray painting the calipers gold.

If the subscription mandate hasn’t soured you on the model, you’ll have to be quick if you want become its temporary caregiver. Orders begin June 28th at noon (Eastern) via the Care by Volvo app. With only 20 examples on offer, we expect them all to be spoken for rather quickly.

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  • Daniel J Daniel J on Jun 28, 2018

    Aren't S60s, in general, hard to find?

  • Seth1065 Seth1065 on Jun 28, 2018

    Perhaps DW is right so that is why he has volunteered to be the first recruit of the Donald's Space Force, of course our rockets and tech will only be 100% US made , and in truth we prefer made in the midwest , not sure we can trust the folks on the coast, they may be spies who voted for she who will not be named .

  • Snickel Fritz I just bought a '97 JX 4WD 4AT, and though it's not quite roadworthy yet I am already in awe of it's simplicity and apparent ruggedness. What I am equally in awe of, is the scarcity of not only parts but correct information regarding anything on this platform. I'm going to do my best to get this little donkey back on it's feet, but I wouldn't suggest this as a project vehicle for anyone who doesn't already have several... and a big impressive shop with a full suite of fabrication/machining/welding equipment, and friends with complimentary skillsets, and extra money, and... you get the idea. If you don't, I urge you to read up on the options for replacing anything on these rigs. I didn't read enough before buying, and I have zero of the above suggested prerequisites... so I'm an idiot, don't listen to me. Go buy all of 'em!
  • Bryan Raab Davis I actually did use the P of D trope, but it was only gentle chiding, for I love old British cars of every sort.
  • ScarecrowRepair The 1907 Panic had several causes of increased demand for money:[list][*]The semi-annual shift of money between farms and cities (to buy for planting and selling harvests)[/*][*]Britain and Germany borrowing for their naval arms race[/*][*]San Francisco reconstruction borrowing after the 1906 earthquake and fire[/*][/list]Two things made it worse:[list][*]Idiotic bans on branch banking, which prevented urban, rural, and other state branches from shifting funds to match demands. This same problem made the Great Depression far worse. Canada, which allowed branch banking, had no bank failures; the US had 9000 failures.[/*][*]Idiotic reserve requirements left over from the Civil War which prevented banks from loaning money; they eventually started honoring IOUs illegally and started the recovery.[/*][/list]Been a while since I read up on it, so I may have some of the details wrong. But it was an amazing clusterfart which could have been avoided or at least tamed sooner if states and the feds hadn't been so ham handed.
  • FreedMike Maybe this explains all the “Idiots wrecking exotic cars” YouTube videos.
  • FreedMike Good article! And I salute the author for not using the classic “Lucas - prince of darkness” trope, well earned as it may be. We all know the rap on BL cars, but on the flip side, they’re apparently pretty easy to work on (at least that’s the impression I’ve picked up). On the other hand, check the panel fits on the driver’s and passenger’s doors. Clearly, BL wasn’t much concerned with things like structural integrity when it chopped the roof off a car designed as a coupe.
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