With the guidance of Cyan Racing, Polestar went to the ring after last year’s FIA World Touring Car Championship race to test the road car. It did not set out to push for a lap record but in the process of testing, the S60 Polestar actually managed to set a lap time of 7:51.110. To put things into perspective, BMW's much faster 560bhp F10 M5 is nearly four seconds slower.
However, being Swedish, they did not see the point in bragging about it at the time.
No details have been released on whether the timing was set using semi-slick tyres or factory tyres nor was there confirmation on whether it was a full lap or just a bridge-to-gantry timing.
Alfa Romeo's 510bhp Giulia Quadrifoglio has since set a faster lap time of 7:32 minutes and is the current record holder.