Polestar hasn’t held back the arrival of the upcoming big four-door cruiser.
Polestar 5 will pack a huge number 650kW power and 900Nm torque from its dual-motor electric drive system, up to 90kW even at the most powerful Porsche TaycanTaycan Turbo S. However, Porsche has an extra 150Nm on tap.
A prototype version of the Polestar 5 will take place on the Goodwood Hillclimb at next week’s Festival of Speed. However, it will be 2024 before the production version hits the road.
Polestar previously said 5, will be like Limit conceptwill offer “leading dynamics, rigidity and safety features” thanks to the bonded aluminum frame.
Underneath the skin is a new bonded aluminum frame that Polestar says will be stiffer than current supercars or two-door sports cars. Although very powerful, the brand claims their white body will be lighter than cars in the smaller segment.
Jörg Brandscheid, Polestar’s head of research and development, said: “Combining strong electric motor engineering capabilities with advances in lightweight platform technology is leading to truly driving cars. beauty”.
Weight reduction is a constant battle in all cars, but it’s more evident in electric vehicles. Weight is the enemy of range, and lithium-ion batteries are extremely heavy, so making the rest of the car light is key.
The manufacturing techniques used here will also be applied to other Polestar products in the future. Linked aluminum structures have traditionally been reserved for low-displacement sports cars, but the brand claims its new production process is faster and more mass-production friendly than conventional vehicles. traditional law.
Like other Polestar vehicles, five will be built in China and sold around the world.
The Polestar name has come a long way since the sports car company started working with Volvo in 1995. In 2013, the company began tweaking Volvos to improve performance.
Polestar’s tuning division was purchased in 2015, with the motorsport division splitting off to become Cyan Racing. In 2017, Polestar became its own independent brand and was tasked with becoming Geely’s leader in electric vehicles.
Trademark currently preparing to formalize a partnership with special purpose acquisition (SPAC) Gores Guggenheim, in a move expected to raise approximately US$850 million ($A1.2 billion) .
This increase will support the Sweden-based electric vehicle brand, founded by Volvo and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, with aggressive growth plans including the launch of one model per year.
Polestar common stock will begin trading on Nasdaq from June 24 under the new ticker symbol ‘PSNY’.
Polestar expects to grow annual sales to 290,000 in 2025, up from 29,000 in 2021, and hopes to break even in 2023.
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