This one we should have seen in the cards already: Last month, Volvo announced that it purchased Volvo tuner Polestar to bring in-house and churning out more models for eager hands.
Last year, Volvo announced it had developed a triple-turbo, 2-liter four that could produce 450 horsepower.
It’s entirely likely, TTAC has learned, that the two will meet in a Polestar-branded XC90.
Details about the car were few and far between, but the engine combination and newly branded vehicle would up the ante on what Volvo powertrain chief told Auto Express earlier this year.
Instead of slotting between the 316-horsepower XC90 T6 and the 400-horsepower hybrid T8, the Polestar version would offer the 450-horsepower variant, with a 48-volt supercharger boosting twin turbochargers on the craziest family crossover.
According to Car and Driver’s report on driving the engine in an S60 mule, there’ll be kinks for Polestar engineers to figure out if they opt for the 450-horsepower mill, but it’s up to us to imagine the possibilities.
Auto Express reported that all the likely characteristics of a Polestar-branded car should be there in the XC90: Rebel Blue paintwork, beefy brakes and R Design inspired body.