Articles about Polestar

Polestar is now Volvo's standalone electric performance car brand
Greta Thunberg would be proud
Welcome to the Polestar Precept-the least Volvo-y of all the Polestars thus far, and also the most Thunberg-friendly. By a long chalk. See, Volvo's electrified subsidiary launched with a hybrid GT car, but its future is electric. And
Three different takes on a grand tourer meet for a blast to the mountains
The moment a sailing boat rises onto its plane, everything changes. It's not just about the extra speed, intense though that is. Breaking through its own bow wave, the craft tenses its muscles. It's more urgent to the tiller and
It’s good enough for most people
Click...click...click......click...click-sorry, got a little carried away playing with the suspension settings on this Volvo S60. Or rather, the Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered T8 Twin Engine, which nobody in their right minds would ever say twice.Sure, it
Take your pick
So far we know the square root of bugger-all about the new Mk8 GTI, other than the fact it's definitely happening. We can't see VW straying too far from the tried-and tested formula, though, so expect front-wheel
We try out the Tesla Model 3’s rival and Polestar’s first EV
You ought to be familiar with Polestar by now-the race team that went on to tune Volvo's road cars, was bought by the company in 2015 and eventually transformed into a standalone electric performance-car brand. Its first car, the
Times have changed
Chinese cars are rubbish? It looks like another nail has been driven into this line of thought's coffin.Cyan Racing (formerly known as Polestar) and Lynk & Co, a Swedish-Chinese car manufacturer owned by Geely, have just broken not one, but
From the outfit formerly known as Polestar Racing
Is Cyan Racing not familiar to you? Then maybe its former moniker will ring a bell: Polestar Racing. The motorsport partner to Volvo's iconic performance wing changed its name not too long ago, and its engineers have been busy.Despite the
Four-wheel-drive fastback claims 0-100kph in under 5sec and 500km of range
You probably know a bit about Polestar by now-the racing team that became Volvo's tuning arm, that became a stand-alone electric performance brand in 2017. You might even have gazed longingly at the company's first car, the Polestar
This all-electric sports sedan will debut in 2019
While you were recovering from your hangover or consuming your seventeenth helping of leftover turkey sandwiches with brandy butter, Polestar was busy tweeting. And what Polestar said was this: "New year, new us. Reliance on combustion engines is coming to an end.
Even more oomph for its T8 engine
You may have noticed that there's a growing trend toward high-performance luxury SUVs. And we're not referring to dainty compact SUVs, mind you. We mean full-size behemoths. Case in point is the Polestar-tuned Volvo XC90.Just a
A little added oomph goes a long way
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
Faster and more powerful than ever
1. Out goes the six-pot, and in comes a four-cylinder turbo. Yep, that 3.0-liter straight-six has been canned in favor of a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged unit. It's a twin-charged engine (meaning it'
Offering owners a more energetic drive
It was last July when news broke out that Volvo had purchased its longtime tuning and motorsports partner Polestar. Although the two companies have been collaborating for quite a while to bring some excitement into a safe and rather unadventurous Volvo, the
Expect more high-performance cars
BMW has its M division, Mercedes-Benz cars are tuned by AMG, and Nissans become more desirable thanks to Nismo. If you're a bona fide car nut, you're well aware that what we're referring to are the tuning companies
855 T-5R meets V60 Polestar
In 1994, Volvo introduced its first high-performance wagon: the 855 T-5R, which had a five-cylinder turbocharged engine that produced 240hp and 330Nm. Twenty years later and Polestar brought the car together with its current heir, the V60 Polestar, at
See this Polestar tailpipe
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Effective June 2014
Special cars need special tires, and according to Michelin Philippines chief representative Michael Nunag, effective June 2014, all Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar cars "will be fitted with 245/35 R20 Michelin Pilot Super Sport ultra-high-performance tires."The Polestar-engineered
Available with select S60, XC60 and XC90 variants
We imagine that Volvo must have been struggling to sell cars around the world ever since it was unloaded by former parent company Ford to Geely in August 2010. Yes, it is still the same admirable automotive firm based in Gothenburg, Sweden,
Exclusive only to Australia
Polestar has heard the public clamor to bring the Volvo S60 Polestar performance concept car into production. Nearly a year after the concept car was first built for a private customer, the aftermarket firm has rolled out its first S60 Polestar production
Quotes Jeremy Clarkson as well
Polestar has worked with the Volvo C30 since the car's introduction in 2006. Since then, the Swedish tuning company has worked on over 1,200 units for private customers, secured 20 racing victories, and claimed five racing championships with the car.
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