|By Le Williams | 2 years ago|
Volvo’s Polestar Engineered pack will only be offered on the range-topping T8 Twin Engine versions of the 60-series cars, positioned above the current R-Design trim.
The Swedish multinational manufacturing company’s T8 powertrain is comprised of a 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged engine, with an additional battery and electric motor mounted at the rear axle. Polestar Engineered models will turn up the wick on this powerplant slightly, adding 15 horsepower and 22 pound-feet of torque to the mix, for impressive totals of 415 horsepower and 494 pound-feet.
Volvo says the Polestar Engineered tune actually improves fuel consumption and “refines the automatic gear selection.”
Recalibrated multilink front and rear suspensions use Öhlins shock absorbers that stiffen the springs and dampers without hindering the overall ride quality for the new T8 powertrain.
A new strut bar and the adjustable shock absorber design are brought over from the larger Polestar 1 coupe.
Aesthetic upgrades include calipers painted in Polestar yellow, with special emblems, black chrome exhaust pipes, and golden seat belts.
Volvo says the Polestar Engineered treatment will be “available globally in limited numbers,” though it’s unclear if there’s an actual production cap. Polestar Engineered models can be purchased through Volvo dealers or through the company’s Care by Volvo subscription service.