What do you want first: the good news or the better news? Let’s start with the Goodwood Festival of Speed; the three-day Valhalla will continue this year. From July 8 to 11, car enthusiasts will marvel at the most beautiful view of all time in the British town of Goodwood. The other good news is that Volvo’s sister brand built a faster Polestar 2 especially for the hill climb.
The faster Polestar 2 produces 476 hp instead of 408 hp. To keep the car stable on the tight hill climb path, the track widened and the body sank 30 millimeters closer to the ground. Polestar installed a set of Akebono brakes from the Polestar 1 on the front axle. In addition, the springs are 80 percent stiffer at the front. The dampers became 30 percent stiffer. In the front they mounted a carbon fiber strut bridge from the V60 – apparently it just fits.
The faster Polestar 2 gets a bland name
The white lightning got the rims and wheels of the Polestar 1. In addition, the team designed new bumpers for the Polestar 2. Internally they call the more powerful electric car ‘Beast’ – they should have thought about that a little longer. Polestar’s Chief Chassis Engineer Joakim Rydholm drags the car up the hill during the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Keep your eyes peeled for a movie.