Polestar 2: software upgrade gives 470bhp and 0-62mph in 4.4s

For around €1,000, UK and European 2 owners can unlock power and speed

Polestar has actually released a downloadable software application upgrade for the 2, opening an additional slug of horse power and also torque as well as a quicker 0-62mph time. Welcome back to among the very best things about running an electric performance cars and truck.

A new upgrade– “the very first time Polestar has actually applied its adjusting heritage to its very own electrical automobiles” and also first previewed at the Goodwood Celebration of Speed– is now available in the UK as well as across picked countries in Europe, and adds 67bhp as well as 15lb feet of torque to the (deep breath) Polestar 2 Long Range Double Motor.

To make sure that’s a grand overall of 470bhp as well as 502lb feet of torque, all from a touch of (most likely) a few buttons. A lot easier than bolting on some throttle bodies and a new air filter, right?

In other places, the Polestar 2 Lengthy Name’s 0-62mph time has actually been reduced from 4.7 s to 4.4 s. Indeed, it’ll increase in between 50-75mph (80-120kmh) in 2.2 s, which is a complete half 2nd quicker than previously. That’s quite shocking development. Power, huh.

It’ll be offered in the ‘Polestar Extras’ on-line shop as a download provided directly to your 2 (if eligible)– it’s currently readily available in the UK, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Austria. US and Canadian twos will obtain the upgrade next year, with more countries to adhere to.

Polestar tells us this new upgrade “enables enthusiastic 2 chauffeurs to boost the output of the four-wheel drive powertrain and also enjoy a sharper driving experience”.

Any more performance bumps and the Polestar 2 will certainly be knocking on the door of BMW M3 power …