Volvo’s tuning house Polestar has launched its latest performance package for the new Volvo S90 and V90, after bringing the same package to the XC90 last year.
Known as Polestar Performance Optimisation, the package upgrades the entire drivetrain and promises to further improve the driving dynamics of the V90 and S90.
According to Polestar, the tuning package upgrades the entire drivetrain rather than simply increasing only the engine performance, where the throttle and off-throttle response are improved and the gearshift speed and precision are also tweaked, resulting in better overall engine performance and a more dynamic driving experience.
"We continue to enhance the performance of Volvo’s new, class-leading SPA vehicle architecture and Drive-E powertrains. The S90 and V90 already offer excellent driving dynamics, and we are delighted to raise the performance level even further with Polestar Performance Optimisation," said Niels Möller, COO of Polestar.
It is said that the first S90 and V90 variant available for optimisation is the D5 PowerPulse diesel, which will see the engine output being increased from 235hp and 480Nm to 240hp and 500Nm.
Developed in close cooperation with the engineers and racing drivers of Polestar Cyan Racing, it is said that all the upgrades done as a part of the Polestar Performance Optimisation package are made without affecting the certified emissions, fuel consumption, service intervals and Volvo warranties.
"It is exciting to take the technology we use in our race cars and apply that to Volvo’s road cars. We have created a balanced package that provides performance in all conditions, whether you are winning a race or driving actively on your favourite roads," said Thed Björk, who drives a Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 with Drive-E technology in the FIA World Touring Car Championship.
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