Polestar Engineered is Volvo’s new performance package
Tweaks address the engine, suspension and braking setups
Volvo will be working with Polestar on delivering low-volume, performance-pack-imbued cars using Polestar Engineered components.
Just to clear the air one more time, this means Polestar will create parts for Volvo, but not build the actual cars.
The first vehicles to get those goodies, however, will be the upcoming Volvo S60 sedan - due for debut next week - but also the likes of V60 wagon XC60 SUV. Moreover, the Polestar Engineered pack is only compatible with T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid cars. So, what does it bring, you’re asking?
Well, for starters, the power output goes up from 400 hp and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) to 415 hp and 670 Nm (494 lb-ft) of twist. Volvo also says the software used to fine-tune the engine is also responsible for smoother shifting and better fuel consumption, which is like hitting two birds with one stone.
Brembo brakes featuring mono-block calipers are also on the menu and promise to deliver better heat tolerance, as well as lightweight wheels. Suspension-wise, the Polestar treatment includes Öhlins adjustable shocks and a strut bar shared with the Polestar 1 sports car.