Packing slinky good looks, long and low proportions, and an all-new, 884 HP electric powertrain, the Polestar 5 made a big impression.
Polestar showed off its development prototype of the upcoming Polestar 5 in public for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend. The 5 is the highly anticipated production evolution of the Precept concept car, which was first shown in 2020. Now it’s a high-performance electric four-door GT with legitimate sports car credentials.
The Polestar 5 sped up the iconic Goodwood Hillclimb as part of the “First Glance” group of cars at the historic Festival of Speed.
The Polestar UK team has been working on a new mechanical platform to design and develop a one-of-a-kind bonded aluminum chassis, built to deliver true dynamism that will make the driving experience as exquisite as its design.
“Polestar 5 is shaping up to be a superb 4-door GT and a true Polestar at heart,” explains Pete Allen, Head of Polestar UK R&D. “The platform combines low-volume performance car attributes with modern technological advances to bring light-weight, high-rigidity sports car chassis technology into mass production.”
Meanwhile, the Swedish team is continuing their work on their new top-of-the-line electric powertrain. The new rear electric motor will offer remarkable output. Combining 800-volt architecture with a high-output front electric motor, this dual-motor powertrain is expected to deliver 650 kW, or 884 HP, and 900 Nm, or 664 lb-ft of TQ.
“The new powertrain we are working on will set a new brand benchmark in our high-performing cars,” Jörg Brandscheid, Polestar CTO and Head of R&D, states. “Combining strong electric motor engineering ability with advances in light-weight platform technology is leading to truly stunning driver’s cars.”
The vehicle is planned for launch as a 2024 model, and it will be the third of three new EVs expected from Polestar in the next three years — coming after the Polestar 3 and bigger Polestar 4 electric SUVs officially bow.
Polestar 5 Prototype at Goodwood FOS
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