Volvo S90 and V90 Blessed with New Polestar Performance Package - Dispatch Weekly

June 17, 2016 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Volvo S90 and V90 have been blessed with new Polestar performance package a few months after the it was made available for XC90.

The Polestar performance package doesn’t just increase engine performance, but it rather upgrades the entire drivetrain by improving improving throttle and off-throttle response, gearshift speed and precision. The performance package has been developed in close cooperation with the engineers and racing drivers of Polestar Cyan Racing.

The first S90/V90 variant available for optimisation is the D5 diesel, while a performance package for the T6 petrol version will be available from October 2016. All changes as part of the Polestar performance package are made with certified emissions, fuel consumption, service intervals and Volvo warranties unchanged.

”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, the Volvo Cars performance brand.

”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.

In 2009, Polestar started to offer performance related products and thereby intensified the business relations with Volvo Cars. The first performance cars, based on Volvo’s S60 and V60, were launched in 2014.

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