The Volvo 855 T-5R made its debut 20 years ago as the first dedicated performance estate model from Volvo. Polestar celebrated the anniversary by bringing the 855 T-5R together with its current heir, the Volvo V60 Polestar.
The Volvo 855 T-5R was introduced in 1994 and featured a five-cylinder turbo-charged engine of 240 hp and 330 Nm, making it one of the fastest estate cars of its time.
“I still remember the overwhelming reception we got when we showed the T-5R for the first time, especially combined with the current BTCC program we had with the 850 estate. I am very glad to see Polestar together with Volvo continuing this unique heritage today in the form of the V60 Polestar,” said Thomas Lindskog, Vice President 800 series at Volvo Cars in 1994.
The front wheel drive T-5R managed to get the yellow wagon to 62 in 7.0 seconds, the turbo six in the Rebel Blue 2015 V60 Polestar makes 350 hp to all four wheels through a six-speed auto for a 4.9-second sprint.