Polestar Performance Optimisation is available for a wide number of Volvo models, both when ordering a new Volvo and as an aftermarket upgrade for used Volvos.
If you’re buying a new Volvo, the chances are it’ll be running one of Volvo’s new Drive-E four-cylinder powertrains - Volvo’s most advanced powertrains ever. So, when it came to developing the next generation of performance optimisations, Polestar engineers focused on five critical performance areas: throttle response, engine performance, gearshift speed, gearshift precision and hold, and off-throttle response. Together they deliver a faster, more precise and more intuitive driving experience.
Throttle response has been re-calibrated to provide improved feedback and acceleration reaction - ideal for overtaking or during active driving on a twisting road.
predictability and control*
The engine and gearbox have been calibrated to provide faster responses when the driver
suddenly releases the throttle, providing predictability and control.
*Automatic gearbox only
gear shifts and acceleration*
Shift speed has been increased, allowing the car to accelerate faster and react more
directly to driver input.
* Automatic gearbox only
precision, smarter gear shifts*
Gearshift have been optimised to provide a more precise driving experience with faster
acceleration. Shift points have been calibrated to utilise the optimised mid-range engine
performance, while the gear-hold function maintains the same gear when cornering with
high lateral g-force.
*Automatic gearbox only
power when it matters
All Drive-E Optimisations are made to provide greater performance in the engine's mid-range powerband - perfect for the sporty driver when overtaking, entering a highway or exiting a corner.
torque to the rear wheels for a more dynamic experience
Increased torque to the rear wheels for a more dynamic experience results in both improved control during cornering and better traction at take-off. Available for non-hybrid SPA and CMA vehicles with AWD from model year 2016 and onwards.
Polestar is Volvo’s official performance division. Born on the racing circuits of the world, Polestar was founded on the understanding that races are never won until the chequered flag falls.
For your car to win, it must be optimally balanced, safe and predictable - on the road as well as the racetrack. That’s why Polestar Performance Optimisation, Polestar Performance Parts and Polestar-engineered cars all follow the same engineering philosophy.
Developed by the same team responsible for the Polestar Racing team’s two decades of motorsport success, Polestar Performance Parts enable you to enjoy their winning philosophy in your Volvo. How much of it you adopt is up to you.
This combines the Chassis Package, Wheel Package and the Intake & Exhaust Package with a number of interior and exterior styling upgrades, including a spoiler, door sills and race-inspired gear knob.
A Polestar air filter and stainless exhaust system that helps your Volvo’s engine to breathe more clearly. The rear diffuser is designed to channel the air more effectively under the car, improving downforce and road-holding.
Combines Polestar shock absorbers - developed for high performance without adversely affecting comfort – with a set of shorter, stiffer coil springs for tauter body control and cornering.
Bespoke 21-inch (XC60) and 19-inch (S60/V60/V40) alloy wheels matched to high-performance tyres. These lightweight rims help with steering precision and have been exhaustively tested to optimise grip levels.