Polestar 2 owners can download more power

It’s the powertrain calibration shown off at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Back at the Goodwood Event of Rate, Polestar demonstrated a hotter variation of the Polestar 2 electric car. The company made allusions to a possible manufacturing version. As well as now, part of it has gotten to manufacturing, and also it won’t need owners to get a whole new auto. They’ll have the ability to just download some added horsepower.

Apparently, the electric motors on that Goodwood model coincided as those used in the normal dual-motor Polestar 2, simply with a special powertrain calibration. That calibration is currently offered to acquire in a number of European nations, and also will go on sale later on in other markets, including North America. It includes 67 horse power and also 15 pound-feet of torque to the dual-motor car for total amounts of 469 horse power as well as 502 pound-feet of torque. Owners just have to buy it from the Polestar Extras on the internet store, and then download it to the automobile with an over-the-air update. This truly isn’t all that different from ECU calibrations Volvo and Polestar cost present Volvo versions, save for the realities that the Polestar 2 is completely electrical, and proprietors won’t need to visit the dealership for installment.

This power upgrade will not completely transform an existing Polestar 2 into the hot rod that was at Goodwood. That car also received a different as well as a lot more adjustable Öhlins suspension with stiffer springs, six-piston front brake calipers from the Polestar 1, carbon fiber chassis dental braces as well as some visual add-ons. Clearly, those physical parts aren’t truly downloadable. However we’ll wonder to see if Polestar rolls out a new trim line with several of these functions, or probably starts selling the components separately.

The powertrain calibration is slated to take place sale in the U.S. and also Canada this springtime. Final pricing for the U.S. hasn’t been established, however, for referral, the rate in Europe hovers around 1,000 euros, or simply over $1,100. The calibration is just offered for the dual-motor Polestar 2, too, so single-motor proprietors will need to make do with what the vehicle included initially.