Normally, the car sends equal power to all four wheels, but Polestar injected Volvo's all-wheel drive system with a healthy dose of black magic. On the track, you can actually break the tail end loose for some drifting, which is doubly awesome because it's all happening in a Volvo station wagon.
This same tail-happiness makes the car sharper and more responsive through the corners. I was shocked to learn that the V60's handle like the very best Subarus. Out on the track it's purely a demon, one that first grants me my wish of feeling like Mario Andretti, then catches me when I get in trouble.