Volvo Polestar Optimisation

Five optimisations, one powerful package


Optimise Your Driving Pleasure

Welcome to Polestar, Volvo Cars' performance partner for more than two decades. Born and raised on the world's racing circuits, Polestar devote every single day to develop, race and evaluate in order to find more control, speed and efficiency. At the core of Polestar's engineering philosophy is to deliver an optimally safe, balanced and predictable driving experience.

With more than 20 years of motorsport experience, Polestar is at the leading edge of performance. Our team uses the knowledge learned on the racing circuit to develop our products and shape its engineering philosophy, which is firmly focused on an enhanced experience.

So whether it's a Polestar Engineered car, Polestar Engineered Optimisation or Polestar Engineered Parts - it's all about an engaging, fun, and confident drive, without compromises.

Discover Polestar Optimised Volvo's at Volvo Cars Dundee & Edinburgh with an incredible XC60 at Dundee and an ecstatic XC90 at Edinburgh. Come by and test drive to see how fascinating Polestar optimisation really is.


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What's Included



Throttle Response

The throttle response has been recalibrated to provide improved feedback and accelerator reaction - ideal for overtaking or during active driving on a twisty road.

Off-Throttle Response*

The engine and gearbox have been calibrated to provide faster responses when the driver suddenly lifts off the throttle, providing improved predictability and control. *Automatic gearbox only.

Gearshift Speed*

The gearshift speed has been increased, allowing the car to accelerate faster and react more directly to driver input. *Automatic gearbox only.



Gearshift Precision*

The gearshift has been optimised to provide a more precise driving experience with faster acceleration. Gearshift points have been calibrated to utilise the optimised mid-range engine performance, while the gear hold function maintains the same gear (wherever possible) when cornering with high lateral g-force. *Automatic gearbox only.

Engine Performance*

All Drive-E optimisations are made to provide a much greater performance in the engine's mid-range power band - perfect for the sporty driver when overtaking, entering a motorway or exiting a corner. *Automatic gearbox only.