Longtime Volvo followers already know that the Polestar model as soon as served because the AMG to Volvo’s Mercedes, providing high-performance elements and engine upgrades to make the Swedish turbo-bricks go as quick as doable. Now they’re turning that tuning heritage in direction of the long-range, dual-motor Polestar 2 in North America, with an non-obligatory software program improve that enhances the electrical sport sedan’s output to 476. (That’s a 68 HP achieve!)
Behind the wheel, the software program improve delivers elevated “throttle” response and a sportier expertise general. The dash from 0–60 MPH drops to 4.2 seconds, with even larger positive aspects felt between 45 and 80 MPH, leading to strong mid-range acceleration positive aspects that give an general livelier really feel to the Polestar 2.
“With this improve,” reads the official copy, “accelerating from 50 to 75 mph takes simply 2.2 seconds — half a second faster than an ordinary dual-motor Polestar 2.”
“This improve highlights how related applied sciences can rework the connection a automotive firm has with its clients,” mentioned Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar. “The driving expertise in Polestar 2 is one thing we’re actually pleased with. It’s such a enjoyable automotive to drive already, however with this improve we will provide much more to our clients who is likely to be after just a little additional pleasure.”
The improve provides 68 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque to the prevailing 408 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque produced by the dual-motor powertrain, for a complete output of 476 hp and 502 lb-ft. And, as a result of it’s software program, the “tune” may be downloaded on to the automobile with out a journey to a Polestar service level, a fast and handy course of for any eligible Polestar proprietor. The OTA obtain is accessible on-line for eligible homeowners now within the Polestar Store web site, for a one-time price of $1195.
And, if all this sounds acquainted, that’s since you’ve been paying consideration! A virtually an identical replace was supplied to Polestar’s European clients late final yr, and has carried out properly sufficient (each when it comes to gross sales and guarantee claims) to benefit being introduced throughout the pond. You may test that previoous information out right here, after which tell us down within the feedback what you consider Polestar’s newest tuning program.
Featured photos courtesy of Polestar.
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