Volvo and Polestar Cyan Racing have announced plans to compete in the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship with two Volvo S60 Polestar race cars.

Volvo and Polestar Cyan Racing have announced plans to compete in the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship with two Volvo S60 Polestar race cars.

Announced on the 30th anniversary of Volvo's European Touring Car Championship title in 1985, the decision marks the start of the Polestar Cyan Racing’s first multi-year program in a world championship.

Details will be released closer to the start of the season but Polestar Cyan Racing will field two Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 race cars.  They will be feature a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 400 PS (294 PS).

In a statement, Polestar COO Niels Möller said "We have chosen the FIA WTCC as our global motorsport platform as it combines the cutting edge technology of our Volvo cars with exciting racing all over the world. The championship enables us to further develop our technology and utilise development from the racing circuits directly to our products for performance oriented Volvo customers."

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