When it comes to, we’ve largely been focused on the company’s ambitious plans to launch in the coming years. But don’t forget, Polestar isn’t a new thing — prior to its spinoff as a standalone brand, the Swedish tuning arm has been responsible for some of the .
That’s not going to change, either., Volvo will introduce its new Polestar Engineered tuning pack, which brings a host of upgrades to the company’s 60-series models. Following its debut on the S60 sedan, a Polestar Engineered treatment will be available for the and even the .
The 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.
Volvo’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.”
But it’s not just about power. Polestar Engineered cars will use Brembo monoblock brakes with six-piston calipers, as well as new brake pads with increased heat tolerance. Recalibrated multilink front and rear suspensions use Öhlins shock absorbers that stiffen the springs and dampers but shouldn’t ruin overall ride quality. A new strut bar and the adjustable shock absorber design are brought over from the largercoupe.
You’ll be able to spot a Polestar Engineered car, thanks to its gold-painted brake calipers set behind unique, lightweight wheels. Polestar emblems, black chrome exhaust pipes and gold seat belts round out the package’s visual enhancements.
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.
Make mine a V60 in Cyan Racing Blue.