Polestar 2 has not been sold in Australia for a long time, and the Swedish carmaker has released a performance-oriented software update for it.
This is a software update that was launched in the US earlier this month and released for the Long Range Dual Motor version across Europe at the end of 2021. It adds 50 kW (67 hp) and 20 Nm (14 lb-ft) of torque to the twin-engine power unit, which means it now produces 350 kW (476 hp) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque. This gives the Polestar 2 2 more strokes than the Tesla Model 3 Performance at 340 kW (450 hp) and 439 pound-feet (639 Nm) of torque.
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Polestar notes that the additional power reduces the time from 0-100 km / h (0-62 miles / h) to 4.4 seconds. The additional power and torque are particularly pronounced between 70 km / h (43 miles) and 130 km / h (80 miles). For example, 80-120 km / h (50-74 mph) has been reduced to 2.2 seconds, which is half a second faster.
“The upgrades show how technology can change a car company’s relationship with its customers,” Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlat said in a statement. “The driving experience at Polestar 2 is something we are proud of. It’s already a very interesting car to drive, but with this upgrade we can offer our customers even more, which can happen after a little excitement. “
The update is available as an on-air update through the Polestar Extras web store.
Three versions of Polestar 2 are available in Australia. The beginning of the range is a standard model with a single electric motor and costs 59,900 AU $ ($ 43,109), and those who want a larger range can buy 64,900 AU ($ 46,707) and a long-range twin-engine for 69,900 AU. ($ 50,305).