According to Volvo and Polestar, the upgrades address five important areas to provide better performance. Throttle response has been sharpened, and the transmission delivers faster shifts to provide a better response when cycling through the gears on a track. Additionally, Polestar improved the car’s off-throttle response for better engine management while braking or cornering. Finally, Polestar upgraded the T6 Drive-E engine, a turbo- and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, for better mid-range engine performance and improved acceleration.
“The already powerful and agile T6 AWD models become even more dynamic and responsive to drive with the Polestar Optimisation. We have spent countless hours on creating a balanced package for performance oriented Volvo drivers, using the same philosophy and methods as for our race and performance cars,” stated Thed Bjork, Polestar’s development driver, in a statement.
Volvo hasn’t yet released pricing for the Polestar package, but it will likely cost a few thousand dollars more than the existing, sport-oriented R-Design trim.