Volvo Added Some Flair to the S90 and V90 With a Polestar Package
As if there weren't already not enough reasons to be looking forward to the arrival of the Volvo V90 and S90, news is that the 'Polestar Performance Optimization' package will be available for both vehicles. Similar to the Polestar package available on the S60, V60 and XC60, it's aimed at improving the vehicle's response to throttle and transmission inputs, which they hope will in turn improve the driving experience overall. Volvo didn't offer any details in the way of performance data, but they did include the following quote from Thed Bjork, who happens to drive an S60 Polestar TC1 in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, in case you were wondering. "I am genuinely excited to work with the same technology for our race cars and the performance optimization for road cars. We are able to work with the same philosophy to create a completely balanced package with usable performance in all conditions, no matter if it is about winning a race or driving actively on your favorite roads," RELATED: See More of the Volvo S90 Luxury Sedan
While the Polestar package won't turn the two cars into full-blown performance machines, it will give them a bit more edge, and for those folks who wish to stand out from the normal Volvo crowd without going overboard, it's a solid option. For those that do want a S90 or V90 that has been given the full Polestar treatment, they'll have to wait patiently to see if the models will in fact make it to the United States.
While speaking with MotorTrend, Volvo's head of R&D Peter Mertens said that he'd like to see both an S90 and V90 Polestar on sale in the U.S., but Volvo USA says that, as of now, there are no plans to bring the cars stateside. That's a shame, because the hybrid powertrain that will be featured in both vehicles is said to be capable of producing up to 600 horsepower. That's more than enough to get the kids to soccer practice and make a detour to the nearest dry lakebed on the way home totally necessary.
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