Polestar has revealed details of the upcoming Polestar 5 lift back. The electric car will be based on a glued aluminum chassis, but the car will also get a completely new power plant with two electric motors and an 800-volt battery. The planned power is 884 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque. The Polestar 5 will go on sale in 2024, after the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 crossovers.
The prototype of the Polestar 5 lift back was the Precept concept, which appeared a little more than two years ago. In fact, it was a demonstration of the future development of the “Polestar” car line: a new design, unique technological solutions like the SmartZone strip with autopilot sensors, and environmental interior trim materials came into place. The Polestar research center in the UK, located on the territory of the MIRA Technopark, played a leading role in fine-tuning Precept to the state of a serial machine.
The commercial electric car will be built on the “cart” Scalable Platform Architecture of the second generation — it will also go to the Polestar 3 and Volvo Embla crossovers. The glued aluminum chassis will provide branded handling, but most importantly, the Polestar 5 will receive a new power plant with an 800-volt electrical architecture. Two electric motors (one on each axis) are aimed at a combined output of 650 kilowatts (884 hp) and 900 Nm, so the “five” can count on the title of the most powerful electric model in the range.
In the meantime, it is the Polestar 2 lift back in the limited version of the BST edition 270. It is based on a conventional twin-engine Polestar 2 Long Range Dual with batteries with a capacity of 78 kilowatt-hours. The power of the power plant here has been increased from 300 kilowatts (406 hp) and 660 Nm of torque to 350 (476 hp) and 680 Nm, and this is done using firmware from the optional Performance package. By the way, the recoil of the Polestar 1 hybrid is 609 forces and 1000 Nm of torque.
The market debut of Polestar 5 will take place only in 2024. It will go on sale after the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 all-terrain vehicles, and the Swedish electric car will be produced in China. The prototype of the “five” will make its debut at the upcoming Festival of Speed in Goodwood. Twice a day, the five-door will be washed along the famous highway to Goodwood Hill, and will also be painted in the First Glance paddock.