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All I want to know is why this nanny garbage would apply to Polestar Engineered cars.
I can't believe this is a car forum...
But it's likely going to set a bound on corporate culture. Those with dreams of making an M5 or 911 competitor need not apply.
I don't think environmental concerns would do it in alone, especially with cars like the Taycan coming out. There's also a decent number of Model S there and a lot of enthusiasts I spoke to are looking forward to more options and more EV imports. Political is definitely a threat though--apparently a lot of people want to axe it for various concerns (safety, environment, construction costs, whatever), but to some degree it's being propped up by lobbying. I found this out the hard way; talking to customers about how much I love Germany and that it's great to go 200kmh was always met with positive reactions...until it wasn't. I got a nice explanation from a customer about how that was unsafe and the political situation is similar to gun control in the US. So now I just stick to pretzels and bier for small talk with our German customers.
Ah, Volvo, the name invokes images of speed and power, like this Volvo PV 544 Sport
Top speed of 93 miles per hour in this baby. Add some crumple zones, airbags and put a big infotainment tablet on the dash and reissue this beeyotch ASAP.
I think 112 mph is perfectly reasonable for the roads in NA, I can't tell you the last time I encountered a pack of cars running that speed, which is the only time I will risk it. That said 90+ is quite common in FL, I hit that several times yesterday even in moderate traffic on I-4 between Tampa and Orlando in the left lane, just driving the pace.
And that other demographic does still exist and some will balk at an agreeably unrealistic curtailing of maximum speed even though you and I know they would never use or need it.
I’m probably not buying a Volvo any time soon regardless. If I was in the market, the speed limiter would not be a high priority. I’d prefer it not to be there, but as I said before, my car could have the same limit on it and I wouldn’t know. I generally like to keep my cars in a condition where they would be fine on a track, though I’ll likely never do it. It’s Volvo’s direction as a whole that will probably keep me out of a Volvo. They’re great, but a little too relaxed to be my only car. This is just one small piece of a broader strategy that would push me into a Mercedes, BMW, Audi, etc.
And do you know where you are?
I mean you're on TCL, the mecca of ewang swinging, bench racing, track numbers comparo Xanadu. It's all around you, what's funny is that you never recognized it or realized you too participate in it.
I don’t much care what my speedometer says. I don’t even know what mine goes to. I suppose it makes sense to match the capabilities of the car plus a little bit. That makes perfectly logical sense to me.
Then there's also the issue that a simple tune can also implement these newer speed limits and Volvo pushes complete vehicle updates every 6 months.
Look at it this way, we can no longer get Sensus to show top down view instead of just the rear camera view when putting the car into reverse following the US May 2017 update even though the ROW vehicles can still do it. Prior to that update, you could choose if you wanted the top down view as default or the rear camera view, but they took away that feature of the vehicle with an update. I can understand wanting to standardize things in Sensus for all the US market vehicles and to conform to the 2017 backup camera law, that's how they decided to do it. The issue now is, I wouldn't put it past them pushing out the new speed limiter to prior model year vehicles with a future software update to standardize things again.
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I'm all for this. With my crazy days well behind me, I don't really see myself getting close to triple digit speeds even when I am in a hurry. Roads are just too crowded and the penalties are just not worth it for me.
With current GPS tech, there's no reason why these speed limiters can't be programmed to be lifted on race tracks and unrestricted roads.