During the last Goodwood Festival of Speed the Swedish automaker showed its latest super-sedan, the Polestar 5. As its four predecessors, it is a not fuel car, all the Polestar’s cars are hybrid or electric. While the car was climbing the hill, the spectators could only hear the sound of shredding tires behind.
The objective of this company, and this car in specific, is to be a high-performance development by nature. But, as the head of R&D at Polestar UK, Peter Allen, has said “the ultimate design philosophy is to make the model mass-producible without any sacrifice in chassis rigidity or power”. The chassis of this car has been made from a unique bonded aluminum, to create a rigid but compliant sports-car chassis.
Other of this car’s novelties is the new drivetrain, that features what appears to be a rear-biased, 800-volt dual-electric motor setup. Because this is a dual-motor 884 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque car. They want to keep developing the EVs and their technology, and they have a lot of confidence to keep improving for the future cars. Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, has said that “We have great talent on board enabling us to create truly iconic EVs. Its progressive design and advanced engineering set the tone for Polestar’s future”.
The Swedish company has revealed that they want to release the Polestar 5 in 2024, but we have to wait to really know if they are launching this car by this year. Polestar has not said anything about the price of this car, making some estimations, the price could be over $100,000, but this are estimations for some experts, so we have to wait again to know the price. What is clear is that the future is going to be electric, but the companies are working to make electric supercars, so is going to be fun too.