The Polestar CEO wants a dramatic new hero car for the Swedish electric performance car brand— and he just might get one!
It’s been a summer for Swedish brand Polestar. In addition to launching a SPAC IPO on Nasdaq and launching a near-production version of the stunning, 884 HP Polestar 5 sedan at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the company is planning to roll out its first-ever SUV (dubbed, “Polestar 3”) in just a few short months, as well.
And, while all that may be enough to get the rest of us to consider a long vacation, Polestar’s CEO is already looking a few steps ahead— and he believes the brand needs a “hero car,” and he thinks the O2 Roadster Concept might be the one.
In an interview with Top Gear last week, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said in no uncertain terms that he wants to bring the O2 to production. “My ambition is to make it a production car,” he said. “But it’s not that easy.” Which, fair— but he doesn’t seem to be talking about the actual production of the O2 (which should be easy enough, given the flexibility of Geely’s new SEA platform), but whether or not the O2 is the right kind of hero car for the electric performance brand.
“You have to respect the complexity. We have to see where the O2 is going,” he explains. “When you’ve painted a painting, it’s always good to let it rest, and look at it after a couple of months and still see if it’s a good painting.”
We think it’s a good painting, but we’ll leave it to you guys to make up your own minds about this new open-top roadster. Check out the concept’s official launch video, below, and let us know what you think of this awesome concept roadster in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
Introducing Polestar O2
SOURCE | IMAGES: TOP GEAR, VIA CARBUZZ.