Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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.

Trending Now

EPA Says the Hyundai IONIQ 6 can Drive up to 581 Kilometers on a Charge

The shortest-range versions are the SEL and Limited AWD, which can drive 435 km on a charge. The IONIQ 6 has a drag...

Most Popular Cars in the United States in 2022

The Ford F-Series dominates the list of the most popular cars in the United States in 2022. Strong sales gains for Tesla Model...

Toyota President and CEO Toyoda Stepping Down

Driving enthusiast Toyoda moving to new role GR President Sato to take over Toyota The head of Toyota is stepping down. Akio Toyoda, the...

New 2024 Mazda CX-90 Unveiled

Mazda introduces the all-new 2024 Mazda CX-90, its newest SUV with available plug-in hybrid technology   The new Mazda CX-90 will offer two engines including...

Porsche is still working on its three-motor Taycan

The current Porsche Taycan Turbo S delivers 750 hp and 774 ft-lb of torque. The super sedans from Tesla and Lucid are already...
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

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.