Polyester 2 has not been sold in Australia for a long time and already, the Swedish carmaker has released a performance-based software update for it.
This is the same software update that was launched in the US earlier this month and was launched across Europe in late 2021 for the long range dual motor variant. It adds 50 kW (67 hp) and 20 Nm (14 lb-ft) of torque to the dual-motor powertrain, which means it now produces 350 kW (476 hp) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque. It grants more to Polyester 2 than the Tesla Model 3 performance with 340 kW (450 hp) and 439 lb-ft (639 Nm) of torque.
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Polyester notes that excess energy reduces the time 0-100 km / h (0-62 mph) by 4.4 seconds. Excess power and torque are particularly evident between 70 km / h (43 mph) and 130 km / h (80 mph). For example, 80-120 km / h (50-74 miles per hour) has been reduced to 2.2 seconds, half a second faster than before.
Thomas Ingenlath, chief executive of Polyester, described in a statement, “The upgrade highlights how integrated technologies can transform a car company’s relationship with its customers.” “The driving experience on the Polestar 2 is something we are really proud of. It’s a fun car to drive already, but with this upgrade we can offer more to our customers who may be after a little extra excitement. “
Upgrades are available through the Polyester Extras webshop as an over-the-air update.
Three variants of Polyester 2 are available in Australia. The range starts with a standard model with a single electric motor and costs from AU $ 59,900 ($ 43,109) while those looking for a great range can buy a long range single motor from AU $ 64,900 ($ 46,707) and a long range dual from AU $ 69,900. ($ 50,305).