One of These Tires Is Not Like the Others

Don’t think of Polestar as Volvo’s M or AMG. While Polestar similarly established itself by amplifying performance of regular cars, its future will be markedly different. No longer will it be only an in-house tuner: Less constrained by tradition than those others, it will branch away as a distinct brand with its own vehicles, designs, and philosophies. While Polestar and Volvo will continue to collaborate, “they will divide further and further, and this is just a starting point for a whole lineup from the brand.”

That’s according to Maximillian Missoni as he explains the Polestar 2. Volvo’s former head of design now holds that position at Polestar, and he walked us around the Polestar 1 and 2 for an in-depth discussion of those vehicles’ styling, features, and significance for the young marque’s future. Here’s what we learned. The big wheels, creased wheel arch liner, and gap between the tire and body all play into the visual trick.
Too Good To Notice

This is one of those more philosophical standpoints that we take when it comes to minimalism,” explains Missoni. “Yes, we are a new brand, yes, it would be useful for us to shout our logo out, but we want to keep the sculpture itself to speak for itself.” Missoni hints it might eventually go away.

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The goal of modern engine management is to protect the catalytic converter, minimize emissions and maximize fuel economy. To do that, the engine must burn the fuel as completely as possible, which leaves nothing behind. We almost never see carbon deposits in engines anymore.

What Do You Even Call This Thing?

The goal of modern engine management is to protect the catalytic converter, minimize emissions and maximize fuel economy. To do that, the engine must burn the fuel as completely as possible, which leaves nothing behind. We almost never see carbon deposits in engines anymore. If we did, they couldn’t be “blown out”. As for the turbo, “turbo howl” is something that costs about $1,500 to $2,000 to fix in our shop.

Now, we don’t want you climbing around piles of wrecked cars in a junkyard, Ava. Certainly not with your worn-out rear end. You need to find a mechanic who’s willing to work with you and help you out. Your mechanic probably has a junkyard or two he works with. He can call them and track down the right part for you. My late brother had a bad differential in his Chevy Suburban, and until he figured it out, he was convinced the cops were following him around everywhere. And that they knew about the plastic coffee urn he stole.

Same Thing But Different

Brands strive to create breakout designs or features that elevate them above the rest. Sometimes, though, those can impact the user experience when, for example, dramatic form factor limits headroom or ultra-adjustable seats are too fussy to be practical. Polestar wants its wow-factor feature to be so good no one even notices.

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