Volvo throw down a performance gauntlet – in Australia

Whilst we’re waiting….. I don’t know how much noise it’s made overseas, but here in Australia, the motoring wires have been buzzing this week due to the arrival of a limited edition Volvo S60 tuned by Volvo’s racing partners, Polestar. This package has been put together specifically for the Australian market and Volvo Cars Australia will only sell 50 of them, each of the cars individually numbered. A quick description, from the Fairfax press here in Australia: Under the bonnet is the same 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged engine in the T6 model, albeit tweaked to deliver an extra 18kW of power […]

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Hirsch Performance Newsletter – Saab 9-4x upgrade

Hirsch Performance are Saab’s only factory-authorised performance partner and they’ve just released their November 2011 newsletter. Hirsch Performance products are available in select markets around the world. Check with your local Saab dealer. —— Performance upgrade for the Saab 9-4x Aero The performance upgrade to 330 hp that Hirsch Performance originally developed for the 9-5 Turbo6 is now also available in a version for installation on the 9-4x Aero. The maximum torque is increased to 430 Nm and is available over a wide rpm band, enchancing driving dynamics even further. The upgrade is CARB-approved and comes with all nessesary documents. […]

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Hirsch Performance Saab 9-5

I’ve not written about Hirsch Performance much here. They are Saab’s official tuning house, the only way to have your Saab performance tuned and retain your full factory warranty. Hirsch have just released the full details of the new performance package for the Saab 9-5 and it looks like a cracker. —— THE CONCEPT BECOMES REALITY – The Saab 9-5 Hirsch Performance Last year’s Auto Zurich motor show saw the unveiling of the vision for a Saab 9-5 Hirsch Performance. Months of intense development now lead to a Performance Package that does justice to the charactaristic Swiss quest for perfection. […]

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