Polestar Performance Tuning at Lovering Volvo of Meredith


Polestar Optimization software is now available for 2018 vehicles, with the exception of the T8 models.

Polestar has been optimizing Volvo vehicles for racing circuits and competitions since 1996. This performance boost is now available as an option for the everyday car enthusiast! This accessory is available on Volvo models as old as 2006. It re-optimizes and keeps full functionality in all of the many built-in safety functions that are designed to save the engine in case of a partial system malfunction. It has been developed and thoroughly tested at the Volvo Engine Laboratories using the same elaborate testing procedures that Volvo uses for their standard engines.

Polestar provides the kind of enhanced performance that kicks in when it's needed most. It will not impact the certified fuel economy or emissions, and Volvo's factory warranty is not affected provided it is installed at an authorized Volvo retailer.

The software re-calibrates hundreds of parameters that control the engine. The changes include:
  •  Increase of turbocharger boost pressure
  •  Re-optimization of ignition- and fuel-mapping
  •  Re-calibration of throttle-response

Throttle Response1) Throttle Response: This has been optimized to give you improved feedback and response. It is used for overtaking when driving down a windy road. The calibration makes it possible for the engine to have a quicker response time from the driver, making for a precise driving experience.

gearshift speed
2) Gearshift Speed: This has been increased so that the car can accelerate faster and directly react to the driver's commands. The faster gearbox gives the driver more direct control of the vehicle.

gearshift precision3) Gearshift Precision and Gear Hold: The gearshifts have been calibrated which provide a mode direct and precise driving experience and faster acceleration. Gearshift points have been calibrated to use the optimized mid-range performance of the engine. The gear hold function holds the gear during cornering at high lateral g-forces, which will prevent unwanted gearshifts mid-corner that can unsettle your car's balance.
Throttle Response4) Off-Throttle Response: The gearbox and engine have been calibrated to provide a faster response when the driver quickly lifts off the throttle for a moment. These functions keep the car in balance during fast cornering and provide the driver with improved predictability and control of the car.
5) Engine Performance: The Drive-E optimizations were developed to provide more performance in the mid-range of the engine where the driver uses it the most when driving actively. We use this when we are merging onto a busy highway. Increasing the mid-range performance combined with the supporting changes for the gearbox and throttle response, make the car more dynamic and responsive to drive.

Visit us at Lovering Volvo Cars Meredith to learn more about the available Polestar Performance update on your vehicle. We are located at 251 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith, NH. You can also reach our knowledgeable staff at 603-689-1851.

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Lovering Volvo Cars Meredith

251 Daniel Webster Highway
Directions Meredith, NH 03253

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