WET BRAK­ING SAW THE DIS­TANCE IN­CREASE BY 12 ME­TRES

Car (South Africa) - - TECH -

NEED MORE RWD AC­TION?

Many en­thu­si­asts would agree a true per­for­mance car should be rear-wheel driven. All-wheel drive is great for op­ti­mis­ing trac­tion but can tend to push the nose wide un­der hard cor­ner­ing, rather than re­quir­ing a slight dab of op­po­site lock when ex­it­ing a cor­ner un­der full ac­cel­er­a­tion. Polestar, Volvo’s per­for­mance arm, has lis­tened to this crit­i­cism from own­ers and will of­fer a soft­ware pack­age up­grad­ing AWD mod­els from its 60- and 90-se­ries and even XC40 ranges. To be im­ple­mented to­wards the end of the year, the new soft­ware will al­low the driver to se­lect dy­namic driv­ing mode and switch elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol off to en­joy some side­ways ac­tion.

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