WHAT IS POLESTAR PERFORMANCE?
Polestar Performance Gives More Performance To Your Volvo
Polestar and Volvo are partners in motorsport. The Polestar
Performance package consists of a software package that boosts the power and
torque in your Volvo. The car is not only more lively and fun to drive, but the
Polestar Performance also increases the car’s safety in situations where you
need extra performance. For example when, overtaking. And it does all of this without
increasing the car’s fuel consumption.
Polestar's technicians have optimised Volvo cars for racing
circuits since 1996. This partnership with Volvo now makes it possible to offer
to our owners "power optimisation for your Volvo, installed by your Volvo
workshop, while retaining the original warranty". You no longer need to
take risks with "chip tuning" to achieve an enhanced driving
Fuel Consumption And The
A Volvo with the Polestar Performance package carries the same
certified fuel consumption as the standard version. This is possible thanks to
the efficient tuning of the engine, which only increases the power output when
it is needed, i.e. for overtaking, long uphill gradients or driving with heavy
trailers. This also means that the car's environmental impact remains
unchanged; it is maintained within the limits for the certified emissions that
are permitted. In practice, it is fully possible to use Polestar's power
optimisation to reduce fuel consumption slightly, if you drive in an
environmentally sound manner and maintain an even speed with low engine load.
Improved performance and higher safety in the hands of a driver
with good judgement result in better engine performance and increased passive
safety in traffic. Better acceleration allows faster overtaking of slow moving
vehicles such as trucks, trailers and caravans. Quite simply, it reduces the
time required to complete the overtaking. Volvo's original speed inhibitor is
unchanged. Polestar gives your Volvo higher power output and better torque in
the range the engine most often works in. The racing drivers refer to this as
"improved driveability" of the vehicle. They want the car to be
optimised for racing; you and our owners want the car optimised for driving on
streets and roads.
Fast And Easy To Install At
Your Volvo Dealer
Polestar Performance can be installed by all Volvo dealers. If
ordered in advance, the work is carried out promptly and the upgraded Volvo can
be collected the same day. The work could well be carried out in connection
with a regular service, tyre change, installation of Volvo accessories or
reconditioning. As with other Volvo original accessories, Polestar Performance
can increase the resale value of our Volvos.
Polestar upgrade: Gives your Volvo approx. 10% increase in power
Timing: Approx. 2 – 3 months from now.
Costs: Approx. R11 500.00 – TBC at