Trophy-winning rally driver and Polestar 2 Chief Chassis Engineer Joakim Rydholm somehow convinced his bosses to let him engineer a winter rally inspired one-off version of the all-electric Polestar 2 hatchback—all in the name of cold weather testing and “engineering expertise,” or whatever sounded sexy or most plausible at the time.
The foundation of the Arctic Circle project is a Polestar 2 long range dual motor EV equipped with the performance package. The Öhlins dampers were tuned with springs 30-percent softer than those on the road-going car. “Tuning a chassis on snow and ice allows us to develop our cars in what feels like slow motion and with better accuracy,” Rydholm added in a statement.
“With such low levels of grip, we can feel and analyze the dynamics at a much slower pace than on tarmac, which means we can really fine-tune the way our cars behave, down to the smallest details. These are my absolute favorite conditions to develop cars in,” he added.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.