2018 L.H.D

Polestar Performance Optimization

Polestar Performance Optimization
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CA, excl. pure electric

Op. No.: 36012-2

Polestar engineers have taken a holistic approach to take the driving experience to a new level. No less than five key functions have been optimized to provide faster response, better balance and more intuitive driving. This results in a vehicle that responds quickly and predictably, which is important for those who engage in active driving, whether on the racetrack or on the road.

Experience the Polestar effect

With more than 20 years racing experience, Polestar is at the forefront when it comes to performance optimization. What we learn from motorsport, we take into the development of new products. The goal is always the same - to offer all Volvo owners an even greater driving experience.

Our optimization is the result of careful development work within five key areas. Together they form a balanced, well proven and thoroughly tested package of driving pleasure.

Faster throttle response

Throttle response has been calibrated to respond more quickly to driver commands - something that gives higher precision and better feel.

Faster gear changes1

The automatic gearbox changes gear more quickly to both improve acceleration and better respond to the driver's commands, e.g. downshifts before overtaking.

Better gear precision and gear holdĀ¹

The gears have also been calibrated to exploit the engine's improved midrange performance. The gearbox also avoids changes when cornering at high g-forces (where possible) for better stability.

Faster gear and engine responseĀ¹

The engine and gearbox have been calibrated to respond more quickly when the driver releases the accelerator. This makes the vehicle more balanced and predictable when cornering for example.

Increased engine performance

We have concentrated the power where it is needed most - in the midrange; perfect for overtaking or when on a busy motorway. Combined with faster throttle response and gear changes, this makes the vehicle significantly more dynamic to drive.

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Part. No.Description
32255596-22, T5 (B4204T18)
+ Owners Kit
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To enhance the experience of your Polestar optimization, we recommend that you also choose DMS (Drive Mode System).

  1. Only applies to automatic gearboxes.
Last updated: 4/22/2024