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    Red face Lee's V60 Polestar...build #170

    ..And so, we begin again.

    Having sold my V70R (after 11 years of cherished ownership to a forum member) I am now the lucky owner of an even rarer breed...

    Late 2014 V60 3.0 Polestar in Onyx Black metallic (code 717).

    SPECS

    3.0L Transverse 6 cylinder Twin-scroll turbo (Petrol)
    6 spd Geartronic with paddle shift
    350BHP @ 5250rpm
    500Nm @ 3000-4750rpm
    0-60mph 4.8 sec (ESC 'off' + Launch control)
    155mph limited
    Boost pressure Max - 32psi.

    History of car

    Build #170
    Registered August 2014
    One lady owner from new
    Exceptionally low mileage @ 18,887 (7/4/2021)
    FVSH

    Modifications...So far...

    Installed Brodit phone mount and charging dock
    Maxton design gloss black front splitter
    Carbon Fibre number plate brackets
    Personal plate (Not shown in first picture)
    K+N Air panel filter insert
    PU engine top mount insert
    'POLESTAR' door downlighters
    LED rear indicators
    LED reverse bulbs
    XC60 genuine LED rear number plate modules

    Modifications to follow...

    3" IPD DP with 150 cel Catalyst (In boot)
    IPD billet aluminium top engine mount with 2 blue PU bushes (In boot)
    4x Michelin Pilot Super Sport VOL Acoustics tyres (In garage)
    Titanium brake caliper bleed nipples (in boot)
    Genuine mud flaps (slimline ones)
    Genuine Volvo front camera

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    Everything has ground to a halt at the moment as I managed to break my wrist in a mountain bike crash. So give me 6 weeks and I'll be back into the swing of things. In the meantime, I plan on have Volvo fit the DP soon.
    Wheel refurb is planned for late spring/early summer as there is minor kerb rash from previous owner. I will be having them painted Carrs Anthracite (which is darker than Volvo Anthracite) and hopefully a good match for the dark grey plastic mouldings in the front bumper and rear diffuser.

    So, watch this space as there's plenty to come.
    Last edited by LeeT5; Wednesday 7th April 2021 at 14:36.
    2014 V60 Polestar 6spd Auto :: Polestar map peak boost 17.4psi :: IPD 3" DP + 150cel :: Polestar 2.5" exhaust :: Paddle Shift Geartronic :: Black glass :: Maxton Splitter :: K+N Filter :: IPD Aluminium Top engine mount :: Brembo 6 pots :: 20" Polestar rims :: Brembo 371mm floating discs :: Sensus RTi + DAB + BT + WIFi :: D3S XENARC 6000k Active bending headlights

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    some more piccy's...

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    Replaced stock black 'Stop/Start' button with red one.

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    Genuine floor mat

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    Brodit phone holder and charging dock

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    Maxton front splitter fitted

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    Last edited by LeeT5; Wednesday 7th April 2021 at 14:51.
    2014 V60 Polestar 6spd Auto :: Polestar map peak boost 17.4psi :: IPD 3" DP + 150cel :: Polestar 2.5" exhaust :: Paddle Shift Geartronic :: Black glass :: Maxton Splitter :: K+N Filter :: IPD Aluminium Top engine mount :: Brembo 6 pots :: 20" Polestar rims :: Brembo 371mm floating discs :: Sensus RTi + DAB + BT + WIFi :: D3S XENARC 6000k Active bending headlights

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    Very smart

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    About bloody time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So jealous. My dream car.

    I will have one!! Some day, when they are a bit cheaper.

    What a beast.
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    Excellent choice, hope you're enjoying it (when the wrist is in better shape).

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    For a Volvo - that is very "Sexual" (if you watch Monky London ).

    fyi Nm to ft/lbs is 368.8. Strangely exactly the same as mine. I'm lagging behind a tad on power, but will get both moved up a notch soon.
    PH > https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/profile.asp? I memberId=7660
    Vids > https://www.youtube.com/user/MaximumAttack575/videos

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    It looks clean, I like the chrome parts/accessories on this black car.

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    These seem like rocking horse poop at the moment... Its been months since I've seen any for sale on Autotrader/Ebay/Gumtree.....

    People must be holding on to them tight.... Not surprised...

    Hope they come down in price some time soon so I can realistically think of owning one rather than just dreaming
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo. View Post
    These seem like rocking horse poop at the moment... Its been months since I've seen any for sale on Autotrader/Ebay/Gumtree.....

    People must be holding on to them tight.... Not surprised...

    Hope they come down in price some time soon so I can realistically think of owning one rather than just dreaming
    Someone I know is selling a black 3.0 Polestar if your interested? Think he wants circa 20k. Maybe open to offers, mileage is approx 90k.

    PM me, if you are seriously interested and I can put you in touch with him. Car is a 2015 IIRC.
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    Lee, real world mpg on your car?? Looking hard at these... Got a 60 daily commute (quiet motorway) to consider... Ideally needs to do 30 mpg. Gonna walk for everything else ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo. View Post
    Lee, real world mpg on your car?? Looking hard at these... Got a 60 daily commute (quiet motorway) to consider... Ideally needs to do 30 mpg. Gonna walk for everything else ��
    Hiya matey!

    Well, what can I say?
    Having owned the car since 16th Jan 21 and only done circa 1700 miles, most of this mileage has NOT been on the motorway. Some of it has but only for a few miles.
    Looking back through my driving journal on the Volvo app for the car and can tell you that I have achieved some good numbers. For example, On 19th July I drove 82 miles in total, 41 to destination and 41 back. 90% of that journey was motorway and the figures speak for themselves....

    19/07/2021

    ME6 > RH17 = 38.2 miles, 1hr 7 mins, 29.5mpg
    RH17> ME6 = 44.7 miles, 56 mins, 31.9mpg (The return journey was slightly longer but was more motorway and less 'A' road).

    19/06/2021

    ME8> TN12 = 26.4 miles, 44 mins, 31.2mpg

    Typically I've found if you spend your time on mostly 'A' roads, villages, occasional dual carriageways, town driving etc, then you can expect 20 - 30mpg. That includes spirited driving and the usual following a line of traffic on an 'A' road type driving @ 30-50mph.
    Once you get on a motorway, then 30mpg is easily achievable when using the cruise control at 70 mph.
    However, if you can limit your cruising speed to between 60-65 mph, then I reckon 32-36mph is achievable, especially on longer journeys.

    So your 60 mile journey at 65-70mph could easily achieve 30-34mpg on average.

    This comes with a warning though...

    99% of my driving I would consider normal....going with the flow, no harsh acceleration or braking (always trying to keep brake dust on the wheels to a minimum ) I do like to hear the sound of the exhaust off the line from lights etc (it's infectious!) that's not to say I boot it all the time, I don't.
    If you have a heavy right foot (I don't) then you'll never, ever achieve 30+ mpg.....infact I guarantee you'll be closer to 20mpg! If you drive on motorway at 80mph in cruise then, again, you'll be more likely to do 25mpg.
    With this car I've found you can easily achieve 19-22mpg driving without care, heavy accelerations from lights etc and generally trying to get everywhere quickly. You have to drive VERY carefully and all the time to get 30+ mpg but it IS easily achievable.

    My latest stats on the Volvo app show I did 4.9 miles in 14 mins with an average of 27.4mpg. That was driving to B&Q.
    However, my journey back must have been more frugal as I only managed 17.2mpg. The route is half dual carriageway and 'A' road, so I obviously put my foot down going home.

    I hope this gives you a good idea of stats and figures that you can achieve.

    One thing I will say is, compared to my R, the Polestar 3.0 is more economical...but only just! The R always averaged 21-22mpg, unless I did a long motorway run, then I'd easily achieve 35-36mpg @ 65-70mph.
    I'm very confident that doing long motorway journeys in my Polestar will get me 32-36mpg @ 65mph with Adaptive cruise control on. 70mph will be 32-33mpg and 65mpg will be 33-36mpg. A flat 60mph will get you 35-36mpg all day long!
    With the R, the worst I ever saw was 19 mpg.

    Hope this helps
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    2014 V60 Polestar 6spd Auto :: Polestar map peak boost 17.4psi :: IPD 3" DP + 150cel :: Polestar 2.5" exhaust :: Paddle Shift Geartronic :: Black glass :: Maxton Splitter :: K+N Filter :: IPD Aluminium Top engine mount :: Brembo 6 pots :: 20" Polestar rims :: Brembo 371mm floating discs :: Sensus RTi + DAB + BT + WIFi :: D3S XENARC 6000k Active bending headlights

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    Thank you for the very detailed response

    I think it would be rude not to go for a look/test drive consider ing it is not far away from me.
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    Not a Hijack.... Lee,

    Tried to convince myself I could afford the proper polestar version but who was I kidding....

    However, I refused to be beaten and bought this today....

    Another step up the ladder...

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