I’m in love with the Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered. It’s a mouthful of a name, but it’s one hell of an excellent machine. That’s because this is both a gorgeous wagon and a powerful plug-in hybrid. This lovely longroof also has a motorsport-inspired party trick up its sleeve… er, under its hood.
The front suspension is manually adjustable. These are Öhlins units. Pop the hood and you’ll find an adjustment knob atop both shock towers. This adjusts the damping level on the nose. So you can soften things up or go super stiff. Should you be the sort of oddball hero that wants to track a hybrid Volvo wagon, the Polestar Engineered team has got you covered. Then when you’re done, you can dial back the damping and cruise home comfortably.
This is something I consider to be an unexpected treat on a modern production car. What are some other examples of unexpected features in other cars and trucks?