Polestar, Volvo’s performance brand has applied its magic to the new XC60 T8. The Polestar enhanced Volvo XC60 T8 generates the same 421 horsepower as the XC90 T8, making it the second most powerful Volvo ever built.
The Polestar optimization improves five key areas of the powertrain while retaining its class-leading emission levels and a pure electric range of 28 miles. Two key features of the optimization are the improved engine performance and transmission functionality. The enhancements for the engine are made to provide greater power and torque in the mid-range of the engine.
The transmission shifts faster and the gearshift points have been re-calibrated to better match the upgraded engine. A gear-hold function also maintains the same gear when cornering with high lateral g-force in order to avoid unsettling the balance of the car.
”Our goal is to create usable performance in everyday driving situations for Volvo owners who want an enhanced driving experience,” said Henrik Fries, Vice President, Research and Development at Polestar. “The new XC60 has provided us with an excellent base to work on with a dynamic chassis and a state of the art powertrain. With the Polestar optimization, it makes the new Volvo XC60 a true drivers’ car.”