The new Volvo’s S60 racer, from Garry Rogers Motorsport which will be used in the 2014 V8 Supercars championship, made a dramatic debut today driven across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The cars from Gary Rogers Motorsport will make their public debut at the official V8 Supercars test day held at the Sydney Motorsports Park.
The two S60 racers are driven by Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren, who combine for a total of just one year of V8 Supercar experience heading into the new season. The heart of the S60 racer is a V8 engine developed by Volvo Polestar Racing and is set to produce around 650 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque. Connected to a six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox, the engine will allow the S60 V8 Supercar reach a top speed of 185 mph (298 km/h).
“This is an historic day in the history of Volvo Car Australia,” said Volvo Australia managing director Matt Braid. “As the first luxury car manufacturer to enter V8 Supercars with a factory team, we’re delighted to reveal our Volvo S60 race car to meet the challenge of the world’s toughest touring car series and strengthen the presence of the S60 model line – and Volvo brand – here in Australia.”
This would seem to be the most aggressive Volvo to date and makes it ideal to take on the Holden’s and Ford’s of the V8 Supercars Championship in Australia.