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The Polestar 2 is going to come with an optional performance package, because who doesn't like more performance!

According to Autoblog, Ohlins will be supplying adjustable shocks for the Polestar 2 as part of the package. It will also come with more powerful Brembo brakes, stickier tires, forged wheels, and extra trim pieces like the yellow seatbelts from the S60 Polestar Engineered.

Autoblog also says Polestar reps told them the performance package will cost $5,000, but didn't say which trims it could be added to.

This is very exciting news and I'm curious to see how big of a difference it will have when the Polestar 2 is released.
 

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That's what I'm the most curious about as well. I imagine it would have to start with some reprogramming for how much power the electric motors can deliver. After that I have no idea what else they could do.
 

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What other color would you get them in?
I like the color on the brakes from the V60 Polestar personally. I don't mind the yellow calipers by themselves but I don't really like it with the white paint. I think the yellow will look better in contrast to a black paint job or a blue paint job.

 

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Polestar has released information about the Polestar 2's performance package. It pretty much confirms everything that was reported before.

It will cost $5,000 and have Brembo Brakes (4-pistons), Öhlins adjustable dampers with 22 settings, 20 inch lightweight alloy wheels, and "Swedish gold" trim pieces like valve caps and seat belts.

Polestar Cars Offers Performance Pack for the Polestar 2 All-Electric Performance Fastback

· Optional Performance Pack for the Polestar 2 includes Brembo four-piston braking system with heightened stopping ability and optimized energy regeneration for the electric drivetrain

· Also included are Öhlins Dual Flow Valve adjustable suspension dampers, with 22 available settings for driver preference

· Other components include 20-inch light-weight forged alloy wheels, reducing unsprung mass by 3.3 lbs. each, as well as ‘Swedish gold’ tire valve caps and seat belts

Gothenburg, Sweden (June 24, 2020) – The Polestar 2 is a fully-electric performance fastback delivering on the Polestar brand promise of a dynamic driving experience by default. The optional Performance Pack allows owners to take this driving experience to an even sportier level with the addition of carefully optimized upgrades.

The Performance Pack includes a bespoke Brembo braking system with adjustable Öhlins suspension dampers, light-weight forged 20-inch alloy wheels, and gold-accented brake calipers, valve stem caps and seat belts.

Brembo Braking

The Brembo brake calipers in the Polestar 2 Performance Pack have been aesthetically designed by both Polestar and Brembo to combine the Italian brand’s ‘Stile’ design method with Polestar’s avant-garde design philosophy.

The four-piston aluminum front brake calipers from the global leader in braking performance are highlighted by an aero-sculpted design. This design was inspired by the lines of the Polestar 2, and the calipers are finished in Polestar’s signature Swedish gold paint.

Designed for optimum performance in all weather and road conditions, the braking system utilizes a low drag arrangement which keeps pads from dragging on the brake disc, in turn, reducing noise and rolling resistance. The system gives quick response regardless of temperature and use. The calipers are optimized to maximize energy recovery, support regeneration under braking and therefore extend the electric range, all while offering considerable braking performance.

Four pistons clamp the 90 cm2 brake pads to 375 mm x 35 mm front brake discs to ensure the Polestar 2 can stop as quickly as it accelerates.

Öhlins Suspension

All versions of the Polestar 2 are equipped with frequency dependent damping as standard. This smooths out high-frequency wheel motions caused by rough roads and reduces vehicle body motion and noise. This gives a more comfortable ride without compromising grip, steering response or overall handling.

Cars with the optional Performance Pack are equipped with adjustable Öhlins Dual Flow Valve (DFV) suspension dampers for increased control and adaptability.

Originating in Sweden in 1976, the Öhlins brand has its roots in top-level motorsport (including Formula 1, IndyCar, endurance racing and MotoGP) and has used this expertise to develop its DFV damping system available in the Polestar 2 with Performance Pack.

Dampers are, of course, designed to control the movement of a suspension system over rough or uneven road surfaces. The challenge engineers have historically battled is the balance of comfort and control—a soft suspension feels great over bumps, but won’t instill driver confidence when attempting more dynamic maneuvers. In this case, a clever design allows oil inside the damper to travel through two different paths depending on the input speed of the suspension.

For low-speed damper movements, where the shaft is moving slowly, an adjustable needle controls the oil flow and the damper’s response. At higher speeds, where the shaft moves more quickly and in a greater range, a shimmed piston valve stack alters the flow for optimized responses. Any sudden suspension impacts and road surface roughness are controlled by the DFV system.

Controlling both compression and rebound, the DFV ensures a more consistent response regardless of road conditions. Where conventionally valved systems can lead to the vehicle’s body being unsettled by rough road surfaces, reducing grip, comfort and control, the Polestar 2’s DFV dampers aren’t affected in the same way. With the rate of rebound matched to compression, the dampers remove small force peaks caused by road surface roughness and so grip, comfort and control for the vehicle and its occupants are improved.

Like the Öhlins DFV dampers fitted to Polestar 1, the damping system on the Polestar 2 equipped with the Performance Pack is manually adjustable through 22 unique settings. Unlike the inherent compromises in electronic systems–usually with three presets including comfort, normal and sport settings–this manual system allows for a fine tuning of the vehicle’s ride and handling responses. Although the cars will be supplied with a pre-set standard setting, drivers can request adjustment by Polestar for their preferred response.

Forged 20-Inch Aluminum Wheels

Forging the wheels increases their strength over the Polestar 2’s standard 19- and optional 20-inch alloy wheels, but despite this the Performance Pack alloy wheels are each also 3.3 lbs. lighter. This lightness contributes to less unsprung mass, which in combination with the Öhlins DFV dampers, allows for greater control and maintains maximum tire contact with the road at all times.

To match the improved performance of the wheels, the alloys are wrapped in performance-focused Continental SportContactTM 245/40R20 front and rear tires that are unique for Polestar 2. Swedish gold valve caps complete the package.

Visually, the 20-inch forged alloy wheel in unique 4-Y spoke Polestar design uses a new technique where the edges of the spoke are diamond polished across more than one axis, ensuring they complement the electric performance fastback’s sharp lines. The wheels themselves are milled in a three-dimensional fashion to enable their smooth, evolving polished surfaces.

Visual Enhancements

Visual enhancements complement the mechanical changes to remind owners and onlookers that Performance Pack-equipped Polestar 2 models are the most dynamic available.

Inside, all occupants are held securely in place by Swedish gold three-point seatbelts unique to the Polestar and Polestar Engineered brands. On the outside, the forged 20-inch alloy wheels are complemented with the set of distinctive Swedish gold valve caps.

The optional Performance Pack is available at launch, across all launch markets, and includes the four-piston Brembo braking system, Öhlins DFV dampers, 20-inch forged alloy wheels, and the Swedish gold brake calipers, seatbelts and tire valve caps, complete for the very attractive price of $5,000 USD.
 

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Does anyone know if the rear brakes have the gold coloured calipers?
Some of Polestars photos show the rears being gold but some just in the front.
It’s interesting that the P1 uses Akebono brakes while the P2 Performance uses Brembo.
 

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Does anyone know if the rear brakes have the gold coloured calipers?
Some of Polestars photos show the rears being gold but some just in the front.
It’s interesting that the P1 uses Akebono brakes while the P2 Performance uses Brembo.
Based on this photo it looks like the rear brakes will be gold. But it could also be optional.

Polestar 2 Performance Pack
 

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Both the front and rear are gold colored. There is only one option (the Performance Pack) and it can be added to any car. My disappointment is that the olins aren't user adjustable. So before plunking down $5K, ask yourself how many times you're going to visit the dealer until you feel they are "just right"?
 

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Both the front and rear are gold colored. There is only one option (the Performance Pack) and it can be added to any car. My disappointment is that the olins aren't user adjustable. So before plunking down $5K, ask yourself how many times you're going to visit the dealer until you feel they are "just right"?
I'm sure someone is going to figure out how to do it without Polestar's help.
 

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I'm sure someone is going to figure out how to do it without Polestar's help.
Having read further on this, I think they are user adjustable, but it's not easy. Certainly not like making a selection on the touch screen. You have to get under the front strut, and take apart the interior of the trunk to access the adjustments. Even then how many times might someone do that while trying to figure out if the like the result better or worse. And there are something like 22 settings!!! I think the whole thing is a little rediculous.

If it was really user selectable you might be able to go back and forth between settings while driving and decide what you like.
 
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