OLESTAR has announced the power figures for its new flagship car, the Polestar 5, and they are pretty serious.
The 5 is set to launch in 2024 and will rival Tesla’s hugely popular Model S in the UK.
Polestar is showing a prototype of the Polestar 5 (pictured above) for the first time at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Polestar says the 5 is “a high-performance electric 4-door GT with proper sports car credentials.”
This is the production version of Polestar’s Precept concept car that was first shown in 2020.
Polestar has revealed today that a new rear electric motor combined with a higher output front electric motor will mean a total of 884hp via all-wheel drive.
it may be enough to worry Elon Musk,
Polestar hasn’t revealed how quickly the 5 will be in a straight line, which will be a true measure of how it stacks up against Musk’s range-topping Tesla Model S Plaid.
Pete Allen, head of Polestar UK R&D, said: “The Polestar 5 is shaping up to be a great 4-door GT and a true Polestar at heart.
“The platform combines low-volume performance car characteristics with modern technological advances to bring light-weight, high-stiffness sports car chassis technology into mass production.”
The 5 is planned to be launched in 2024 and is the third of three new EVs to be launched by Polestar in the coming three years after the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 electric SUVs.
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said: “Polestar 5 is a company-
“Its progressive design and advanced engineering set the tone for the future of the Polestar.
“We have great talent on board which enables us to
Build a really iconic EV.”