The supply dried up in just 39 minutes.
When Volvo introduced the 2019 S60 sedan, we thought it was a great looking car. And even in standard T8 form, you get a turbocharged, supercharged and electrified that puts out 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. For some, however, that wasn’t enough, but Volvo offered a solution: the S60 Polestar Engineered. Volvo’s official performance company tuned the new S60 to make 415 horsepower and 494 lb-ft of torque. On the performance front, it’s definitely an enticing proposition. However, we then learned that it would only be available through the Care by Volvo car subscription service. The price? $1,100 per month.
Mind you, the standard 2019 Volvo S60 starts at $775 per month, so it was never a cheap car to begin with. But $1,100? You could finance a BMW M3 for that kind of money. Then Volvo decided to limit the U.S. run to just twenty cars. That’s it. Apparently, the company didn’t have any trouble finding takers. Subscriptions opened up for the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered yesterday at 12 P.M. Eastern, and they sold out in less than an hour. Yep, thirty-nine minutes was all it took for folks to snap up the twenty examples. For their $1,100 per month, plus taxes and registration fees, they do get the opportunity to drive one of the rarest Volvos in the country right now.
There is an alternative…at least for some
While it may be too late for those of you looking to pick up the Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered, there is an alternative. In celebration of the car selling out that quickly, Volvo will offer the Polestar Engine Software Optimization package to the first 200 customers who choose a Volvo S60 T6 R-Design. The upgrade tunes the engine for better throttle response and faster shifts. The upgrade also comes on a case-by-case basis, so we suspect that will go quickly as well.