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2018 Volvo V60 Polestar is an exclusive, bright blue rocketship

There's nothing quite like it on the road, so we'll miss it even more when it's gone.

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Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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While the V60 is an old dog, its tricks are new enough to keep it relevant until the latest and greatest arrives. 

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Volvo's lineup is almost entirely new, which makes the aging S60 and V60 stand out like a sore thumb. 

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Slap on a coat of Polestar's exclusive cyan racing blue paint and it still looks plenty frisky, especially with some 20-inch wheels jammed into the wells and a front lip that looks ready to take out an ankle or two.

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In nearly every other iteration, this engine sounds like a tractor, but Polestar did something with its exhaust system that finally made it sound good.

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362 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque come on low and stay on thanks to that twin-charging setup.

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The eight-speed automatic shifts a bit slow in manual mode, but gear changes are generally fine when the car is left to make its own decisions. 

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Yet, $62,595 is a high price to pay for a car that's aged like a good block of Emmental.

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But you can't throw out the baby with the bathwater. 

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It can tackle difficult driving in any season and come out the other side unscathed.

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The world could always use another excellent wagon.

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more pictures of the V60 Polestar, inside and out!

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