The Polestar 2 – the first proper electric car from Volvo’s Polestar brand – can be optioned with a Performance Pack focused on dynamics rather than extra power.
The Polestar 2, the follow-up model to the Polestar 1 and Polestar’s first BEV, was revealed at the start of the year as Volvo’s former tuning bit, and now a fully-fledged car maker in its own right, revealed their Tesla Model 3 challenger.
Promising 402 electric horses powered by a 78kWh battery pack, enough to get the Polestar 2 to 62mph in 4.7 seconds and deliver a range of over 300 miles, the Polestar 2 has managed to create its own identity whilst still delivering Volvo design and cool.
You won’t actually be able to get your hands on a Polestar 2 until next year, but it is on sale and, as we already reported, costing £49,900 for the Launch Edition.
We reported on the Polestar 2’s price before Polestar had officially announced it, thanks to the prices appearing on the Polestar 2 configurator, and we thought the Performance Pack was included in the price. But it seems not.
In fact, if you want to add the Performance Pack, you’ll need to fork out another £5,000, and you won’t get any more power, although we have no doubt Polestar could deliver that with ease.
What you do get though is a set of 20″ forged alloys, a set of meaty Brembo brakes and adjustable Ohlins dampers – and a cosmetic titivate with gold seatbelts and valve caps – which, say Polestar, takes the Polestar 2’s dynamics to another level.
We assume, when they arrive, that the more prosaic versions of the Polestar 2 will also be able to opt for the Performance Pack. And, at some point, more power.