Just recently, Polestar has unveiled the latest generation of its performance package for new Volvo models S90 and V90. Called Polestar Performance Optimisation, the package upgrades the entire drivetrain and further enhances driving dynamics.
The S90 and sv90 are the newest models unveiled on SPA, Volvo Cars’ groundbreaking modular vehicle architecture that will support all new cars in the automaker’s 90 and 60 series.
After bringing its all-new performance package to the XC90 in 2015, Polestar now debuts the same upgrades for the other two models in Volvo’s 90 range. Instead of just boosting engine performance, Polestar Performance Optimisation upgrades the entire drivetrain. The improvement in throttle and off-throttle response, gearshift precision and speed, as well as overall engine performance has made the S90 and V90 more fun and dynamic to drive.
According to Volvo Cars performance brand chief operating officer Polestar, Niels Möller, they continue to improve the performance of Volvo’s new, class-leading SPA vehicle architecture and Drive-E powertrains. He says that the S90 and V90 already offer outstanding driving dynamics and they are pleased to raise the performance level even further with Performance Optimisation.
The all-new performance package has been developed in collaboration with the engineers and racing drivers of Polestar Cyan Racing.
Commenting on the performance package, Thed Björk who drives a Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 with Drive-E technology in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, says that it is thrilling to take the technology they use in their race cars and apply that to Volvo’s road cars. He adds that they have developed a balanced package that offers performance in all conditions, whether in racing or in normal driving.
The first-ever S90/V90 variant available for optimization is the D5, while a performance package for the T6 petrol version will be unveiled from October this year.
All modifications as part of the Polestar performance package are made with fuel consumption, service intervals, certified emissions, and Volvo warranties unchanged.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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