More Powerful Polestar 2 Makes Surprise Debut At Goodwood

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You can watch the enhanced Polestar 2 tackle the famous Goodwood Hillclimb at this year's Festival of Speed.

With its sleek design, high-tech interior, and potent performance, the Polestar 2 is already a very impressive electric sedan - but there's always room for improvement. At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Swedish automaker has presented an "experimental" Polestar 2 concept with sportier styling and more power.

As standard, the Polestar 2's dual electric motor setup produces 408 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque. In the upgraded version, Polestar has increased the output to 476 hp. Visually, the Polestar 2 has been upgraded with a wider track extending the width of the electric sedan by 0.3 inches on both sides and the ride height has been lowered by 0.9 inches.

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Compared to the regular Polestar 2, the springs have been stiffened by 80 percent at the front and 40 percent at the rear, while the dampers have been upgraded to stiffer Ohlins three-way performance dampers. The carbon-fiber front suspension strut bar from the Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered has also been fitted along with a custom rear strut bar.

Widened wheel arches house larger 21-inch wheels wrapped in 275/30R21 Pirelli PZero Rosso performance tires borrowed from the Polestar 1. The six-piston Akebono front brakes have also carried over from the Polestar 1. Other styling changes include updated front and rear bumpers, a Snow Matte paint finish with a Magnesium Matte racing stripe, and gloss black mirrors.

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"I challenged the design and engineering teams to play with Polestar 2 and come up with something that makes a strong statement for Goodwood," said Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. "For a few months I have enjoyed driving another experimental Polestar 2, nicknamed 'Beast', around our Gothenburg campus, which inspired the team to come up with this version for Goodwood. We want to flex our muscles and explore opportunities."

To show off its improved handling, the experimental Polestar 2 will tackle the famous Goodwood Hillclimb throughout the event with Polestar's lead chassis engineer, Joakim Rydholm, behind the wheel. If you're planning on going to the Festival of Speed, you can also view the experimental Polestar 2 up close at the First Glance Paddock.

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