Polestar Performance Tuning at Lovering Volvo Cars Nashua

Engineered Optimization

Optimize your drive with Volvo Polestar

Polestar has been optimizing Volvo cars for racing circuits and competitions since 1996, but now that technology has been put in the hands of the consumer. The horsepower and torque-adding accessory is available in models as old as 2006. The upgrade re-optimizes and keeps full functionality in all of the many built-in safety functions designed to save the engine in case of a partial system malfunction.

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This is how it works

Polestar Engineered Optimization is not limited to the engine ‑ the whole powertrain is enhanced. We focus on several crucial performance areas of the cars, giving you a more precise and balanced driving experience.


Optimizing the complete powertrain

The following features have been optimized to deliver a better, more balanced and stronger driving experience.

Volvo Polestar Optimization - Powertrain

Throttle Response

Quicker passing

Throttle response has been recalibrated to provide improved feedback and acceleration reaction - ideal for passing or during active driving on a twisting road.

Volvo Polestar Optimization - Throttle

Off-Throttle Response

Improved predictability and control*

The engine and transmission have been calibrated to provide faster responses when the driver suddenly releases the throttle, providing predictability and control

*Automatic Transmission Only

Volvo Polestar Optimization - Off-Throttle

Gearshift Speed

Faster gear shifts and acceleration*

Shift speed has been increased, allowing the car to accelerate faster and react more directly to driver input.

*Automatic Transmission Only

Volvo Polestar Optimization - Gearshift Speed

Gearshift Precision and Gear Hold

Better precision, smarter gear shifts*

Gearshift has been optimized to provide a more precise driving experience with faster acceleration. Gearshift points have been calibrated to utilize the optimized mid-range engine performance, while the gear hold function maintains the same gear when cornering with high lateral g‑force.

*Automatic Transmission Only

Volvo Polestar Optimization - Gearshift Precision

Engine Performance

More power when it matters

All Drive‑E optimizations are made to provide greater performance in the engine's mid-range powerband – perfect for the sporty driver when passing, entering a highway or coming our of a turn.

Volvo Polestar Optimization - Engine Performance

AWD Torque Distribution

Increased torque to the rear wheels for a more dynamic experience

Increased torque to the rear wheels for a more dynamic experience results in both improved control during cornering and better traction at take-off. Available for non-hybrid SPA and CMA vehicles with AWD from model year 2016 and onwards.

*For more information concerning your vehicle, contact Lovering Volvo Cars Nashua

Volvo Polestar Optimization - AWD Torque Distribution

Enhance your Volvo car in approximately 60 minutes

Our optimizations are installed ‑ in about an hour ‑ by a Volvo expert technician. Your original warranty and service intervals are unaffected, as are fuel consumption and emission levels.

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2019 Volvo XC40 - Polestar Optimization

Check to see if your Volvo is ready to be optimized

Use the model selector to find out which products are available for your particular model. Visit us at our Nashua, NH Volvo dealership to learn more about the Polestar Performance upgrade on your vehicle. We are located at 180 Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua, NH or reach us by calling 866-809-0928.

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