One-Off Polestar 2 Arctic Circle Is So Cool, It’s Ice Cold


One-Off Polestar 2 Arctic Circle Is So Cool, It’s Ice Cold

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 custom one-off is called the “Arctic Circle,” and Rydholm, the mad genius behind the newly uncertified Polestar snowmobile, has led development of Polestar’s vehicles (and more at Volvo and Geely before that) for over a decade through his own engineering firm.

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.

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