Polestar 2 Arctic Circle: Winter edition of the popular electricity

Polestar 2 Arctic Circle: Winter edition of the popular electricity-polestar

Recently, the warming coffee break placed in view, we now know why. Because the performance subsidiary of Volvo was traveling in icy cold. Again, to test your own e-cars. Own statement after underlines the brand on such places you can withdraw from market accidents. Browed to the Polarkreis has Polestar the Polestar 2 ARTIC Circle. A very special e-car.

This faces the challenges for 15 weeks from December to March. To do this, Polestar brings the engineering teams and prototypes to the limit. The immense cold does not only stress the mechanical components enormously, but also represents the polesar engineers who test the vehicle at temperatures of up to -35 degrees Celsius, in front of great challenges. By Joakim Rydholm, Chief Chassis Engineer at Polestar, which leads the development and coordination of the driving dynamics of the Polestar vehicles, is responsible for the Polestar 2 “Arctic Circle” which was developed as a unique winter rally of special version.

“The chassis tuning on snow and ice allows us to develop our cars as in slow motion and with greater accuracy,” says Joakim Rydholm. “For so little grip we feel and analyze the driving dynamics much better than on asphalt, which means that we can really vote the behavior of our cars down to the smallest detail. This is my absolute favorite place to develop cars.”- Joakim Rydholm, Chief Chassis Engineer at Polestar

The special edition of the popular stream is based on a Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor with Performance Package. However, this also has several specific optimizations. A raised drive height (+ 30mm), an increased performance and a higher torque (350 kW and 680 nm) as well as specially made 19-inch spike winter tires (245/35 R19) equipped with 4 mm metal spikes (490 per tire) are. These are also necessary to give the Polestar 2 Arctic Circle the mechanical requirements to be fast and agile on snow and ice.

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In combination with 30% softer springs, the triple adjustable performance damper of Ohlins, which were specially developed and coordinated for this vehicle in collaboration with Ohlins, set and reared at nine clicks, and have additional adaptations. The standard 4-piston brembo brakes at the front receive. Front and rear struts were installed to increase the torsional stiffness and the response of the steering. Via rocker switch on the steering wheel, a new prototype of the start control system was integrated. In the rear of the vehicle a snow shovel made of carbon fiber and a salvage belt is mounted. This variant of the Polestar 2 is thus well equipped for the challenges in the far north.

But even visually, the performance mark did not have to take the streamer to lift a new level. This is evident through the 19-inch rally wheels of OZ Racing, four Stedi Quad Pro LED front slippery and exterior painting in matt gray and white and custom-made padded recaro shell seats in the color Charcoal with Swedish golden accents. In addition, the front bumper was provided with a underlying protective plate made of carbon fibers, which additionally protects the underfloor.

Joakim Rydholm expresses itself to the special variant as follows: “My goal was that this car is fun driving and we expressed it right in terms of performance and handling in a winter environment like a frozen lake. The balance and predictability we have reached with the raised vehicle height and the special tires are particularly noticeable when you drive with absolute control, completely side value, in a curve and it gives me a smile in the face.”

However, there is a wedding drop: the Polestar 2 Arctic Circle is a showcar special model and will not go into production.

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