A high-performance, experimental Polestar 2 just debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It not only has more power, but it also gets several other performance upgrades, like a stiffer suspension, wider track and lower ride height.
“I challenged the design and engineering teams to play with Polestar 2 and come up with something that makes a strong statement for Goodwood,” stated Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “For a few months I have enjoyed driving another experimental Polestar 2, nicknamed ‘Beast’, around our Gothenburg campus, which inspired the team to come up with this version for Goodwood. We want to flex our muscles and explore opportunities.”
The experimental Polestar 2 has 476 horsepower, which is an increase of 68 hp from the standard Polestar 2. The front springs have been stiffened by 80 percent, while the rear springs are 40 percent stiffer. The standard Öhlins DFV dampers have been upgraded to Öhlins three-way performance dampers which are approximately 30% stiffer. Lastly a carbon fiber front suspension strut bar from the Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered, has been added, plus a custom rear strut bar.
This cool Polestar 2 also has a 0.8-inch wider track, a 1.0-inch lower ride height, and widened wheel arches. It features 6-piston Akebono front brakes and rides on 275/30R21 Pirelli PZero Rosso performance tires.
The experimental Polestar 2 will be driven up the hill this weekend by Polestar’s lead chassis engineer, Joakim Rydholm. “Polestar 2 is already a wonderfully dynamic car and we have spent thousands of hours fine-tuning its driving characteristics,” stated Rydholm. “The new chassis set-up for Goodwood has really taken it to the next level. I can’t wait to go up the hill!”