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Polestar rolls out even more powerful S60 and V60 (pictures)

With more power and supporting performance parts than ever before, Volvo's hopped-up Polestar brand gives us a whole new reason to geek out over a blue station wagon.

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If you like fast Swedish metal, and not the kind you buy on iTunes, Volvo's Polestar models might be right up your alley.

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As it has before, Polestar's releasing two different hopped-up vehicles -- the S60 Polestar and the V60 Polestar.

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They're exactly the same vehicle, save for the fact that the S60 is a sedan and the V60 is a wagon.

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Previous Polestar vehicles made do with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine.

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This time around, Polestar's using a modified version of Volvo's T6 powertrain, which involves a turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine.

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Polestar added several important bits to the standard T6 engine, including a bigger turbocharger, new connecting rods, new camshafts, a bigger fuel pump and a larger intake.

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The resulting engine puts out 367 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque.

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The sole drivetrain option is an eight-speed automatic mated to all-wheel drive.

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Both the S60 and the V60 will hustle to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

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Top speed for both cars is an electronically limited 155 mph.

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Volvo also rolled out a new wheel design, a Polestar-tweaked power steering system and 371-millimeter slotted brake discs.

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The cars are also lighter this year -- almost 100 pounds lighter, in fact!

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But that's not all!

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Volvo's taking its Polestar-massaged vehicles global.

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Previously, the S60 and V60 Polestar were limited to 750 units.

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This year, production capacity doubles to 1,500 cars.

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It's also expanding its availability.

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Before, only 13 markets could pick up one of these bad boys.

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This time around, that expands to 47 different markets.

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Yes, the US is one of those markets.

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Volvo declined to mention pricing at this time.

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