Polestar upgrades enhance the styling and performance of selected models, now including the S90 and V90
Sam Sheehan
6 September 2016

Polestar performance pack has been launched for the Volvo S90 and V90, adding a range of chassis components, wheels, exhausts, interior trim and exterior enhancements as optional equipment.

The performance pack has been developed alongside Volvo and having it fitted won't have an impact on a car's factory warranty.

The first S90/V90 models to be offered with the Polestar upgrades are those equipped with the D5 PowerPulse diesel engine. With the pack fitted, the 2.0-litre engine's output grows from 232bhp and 354lb ft of torque to 237bhp and 369lb ft of torque, and the car's throttle response settings have been sharpened, along with gearshift speeds.

Volvo says the finished product is more dynamic and therefore more fun to drive.

Buyers can add the pack to their car for £835. The two new models join the S60V40V60 and XC60 as cars eligible for such enhancements.

Polestar boss Niels Möller said: "We have received strong feedback over a long period of time from customers all over the world regarding Polestar performance parts. We are delighted to now be able to meet that demand.”

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The performance equipment has been developed by Polestar, which has 20 years of motorsport experience, as well as its motorsport partner Cyan Racing. It is Volvo's official tuning partner. 

Polestar’s research and development director, Henrik Fries, said: "Lessons learned on the track are transferred directly into the development of our road cars and performance products. The new range of Polestar performance parts is no exception; they are designed and developed with the very same philosophy.”

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6 September 2016
I had to check the press release, but yes, it really is £835 for 5bhp and 15lb/ft.


6 September 2016
You'd probably find more speed from eating less. Suggests this is a mere software tweak that is already on the car and you pay £835 to get it activated.

6 September 2016
Possibly the most stupid thing I have read about in a long time

6 September 2016
Seriously what are Volvo thinking , this no way to showcase a performance divisions abilities.

7 September 2016
Clearly these upgrades are intended to improve feel and drivability rather than dramatically affect outright speed, but I think they will need to add options for extra power to attract wider interest. It does make a change, however, to see modifications available that don't cost half as much again as the car itself.

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