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News Volvo and Polestar team up for more electrifying performance

Volvo and Polestar team up for more electrifying performance

I think “Polestar Optimized” is what the option was once called. I recall a long road trip in a brand XC70 T6 Polestar and being amazed at the boosted straight-6’s power. As you might know, Polestar’s now making its own high-performance electric cars. I appears as though they’ve returned to their first love of boosting performance in Volvos.

This time around, they’re sticking to all things electric. Volvo will now offer a new upgraded electrified performance option Polestar Engineered, specifically developed for the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid cars.

To be introduced in the upcoming all-new S60 sedan, the Polestar Engineered upgrade will find its way T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid vehicles such as the V60 and XC60. The cars will be available globally in limited numbers and feature new lightweight wheels, gold-painted Brembo mono-block brake callipers, black chrome exhaust pipes, premium Öhlins shock absorbers and golden seat belts. Oh, and the power boost? 415 horsepower with 494 lb.-ft. of torque compared to the standard 400 horsepower and 472 torques.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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