“When I was testing this car in the frozen north of Sweden, I never thought I’d be handing over the keys to one down here in Australia – let alone to the police!” said Dahlgren, who was instrumental in developing the car and fine-tuning its chassis.
Volvo Polestar Racing V8 Supercars team driver Dahlgren showed Senior Constable Jonathon Stone, Sargent Mick Capon, and Acting Inspector Matt West around the S60 Polestar. This is the 2nd Volvo to be used by the police, following an S60 T5 in 2013. The high- performance S60 Polestar will be used as a support vehicle by the community liaison division and not as a first response vehicle. The special Volvo S60 Polestar police car will be seen at local events like community fetes, festivals, and major sporting events including the Australian Open Golf, of which Volvo is a major partner.
“I thought the police might want to ask me about an unpaid toll, following the launch of our V8 Supercar back in February when I drove it across the Sydney Harbour Bridge,” joked McLaughlin. Both Volvo Polestar Racing V8 Supercars team drivers met with dealership sales staff and technicians.