Polestar 2 has increased its power as an experiment – DRIVE

The idea came from CEO Thomas Ingenlath: “For several months I enjoyed driving another experimental Polestar 2, nicknamed Beast, in Gothenburg. Therefore, he invited the team to come up with something bold for Festival of Speedto warm up and explore the potential. ”

Twin-engine electric hatchback Polestar 2, formerly developing a maximum of 300 kW (408 hp), began producing 350 kW (476 hp). The engineers did not limit themselves to the addition of power and modified the chassis. The springs are 80% stiffer at the front and 40% at the rear. The adjustable Ohlins DFV shocks are 30% stiffer and the struts are reinforced with carbon fiber. Both tracks are widened by 10 mm, the ground clearance is reduced by 30 mm. The wheel arches are enlarged for the Pirelli P Zero Rosso Performance tires (275/30 R21), taken from the coupe Polestar 1.

Today at the Goodwood Festival FoS (8-11 July) The Experimental Polestar 2 five-door also debuted with updated bumpers. The chief chassis engineer Joakim Riedholm sat behind the wheel.

“We’ve spent thousands of hours fine-tuning the chassis. The chassis refinement has really taken the Polestar 2 to the next level, ”says Riedholm. Chief Designer Maximilian Missoni says the project is “fun,” while other team members say they built an experimental fastback to “push the boundaries,” “go beyond,” and the like. On the power-up of the commodity model (by the way, twice withdrawn) we are not talking.

Bonus

Meanwhile, Poulstar’s parents, Volvo and Geely, have agreed to form a joint venture company called Aurobay. The new firm is to become a global supplier of internal combustion engines, transmissions and hybrid units. In the coming months, Volvo promises to transfer its stake in Aurobe to its subsidiary PES (Powertrain Engineering Sweden), together with the engine factories in Шёвде and China.


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