The latest Volvo S90 sedan and V90 wagon are arguably two of the most premium cars in the market. With designs that convey an air of sophistication and innovative architecture focused on balance and handling, this is one top-spec twin model ready to duke it out with the best in terms of luxury. Now, the company is adding one more attribute to the mix: performance.
Thanks to in-house tuning arm Polestar, the top-of-the-line 90-Series models get an extra boost in throttle response, gearshift speed, and other driving bits. While Volvo has not given out any official figures just yet, we can be sure that these additional horses, no matter how small they might be, should make a world of difference.
On their own, however, it would seem that the S90 and the V90 may not really need the extra punch. The engine choices, consisting of a supercharged T6 gasoline, a T5 diesel and a hybrid Twin Engine T8 (that puts out 410hp) seem like already potent mills. But as we all know, added oomph is always a good thing.
According to Polestar chief operating officer Niels Moller, the Polestar treatment improves upon the already excellent driving dynamics of the regular variants. "We continue to enhance the performance of Volvo's new, class-leading SPA vehicle architecture and Drive-E powertrains," he said in a press statement. "And that is what makes the new S90 and V90 Polestar models extra sweet."
Polestar will roll out the performance package for the T5 diesel motor first. The T6 gasoline variant will get its upgrade by October this year. These variants are a follow-up to the XC90 that likewise got a boost last year. Any chance we'll see these models here? We sure hope so.