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Polestar 5 prototype to appear at 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Polestar announced it will be showing a Polestar 5 prototype at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It will be stationed in the First Glance Paddock and will be used to complete several runs up the hill. Based on the single photo released by Polestar, the prototype will be completely covered in white camouflage, preventing us from seeing the final evolution of the production model. However, we’ve already gotten a glimpse of the Polestar 5 because the company showed it fully uncovered with a side profile shot in late 2021.

Alongside the Polestar 5 will be the Precept, the concept that it’s based on, the O2 Concept, and the Polestar 2 BST edition 270. The latter is a limited-run model with only 270 units being made and only 47 are coming to the U.S.

Polestar 5 prototype appearing at 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Based on a fully-loaded Polestar 2 with every available pack, the BST edition 270 gets unique matte black 21-inch alloy wheels, specially developed Öhlins dampers, 20% stiffer springs, and a front strut tower brace. It will only be available in Thunder (grey) or Snow (white) with fully painted side skirts and black side mirror covers. Your only options are a Battleship Gray satin wrap that’s available only with the Thunder exterior color and the matte black stripe for either hue. Pricing for the Polestar 2 BST Edition starts at $75,500 and can get up to $81,500 with the two cosmetic options.

Polestar will station the Polestar 2 BST edition 270 in Electric Avenue. It will also host test drives adjacent to the main event in Molecomb where visitors can test drive the Polestar 2 on a closed route near the event. The Experimental Polestar 2 will also be on hand at Goodwood and will be stationed with the Polestar 5 prototype at the First Glance Paddock. It will also be driven up the hill during the event.

The Polestar 5 serves as the next flagship for the brand. Essentially a four-door grand tourer, this sedan intends to compete with the likes of the Porsche Panamera. It will be built on an aluminum-intensive version of the Volvo Car Group’s second-generation Scalable Product Architecture (SPA2) exclusive to Polestar. The sedan will also get electric motors that won’t be shared with other brands under the Geely automotive group umbrella. One of those is the P10 unit, which has a two-speed gearbox and is capable of making upwards of 600 hp on its own.

Another unique feature of the Polestar 5 will be its lack of a rear window just like the Precept show car. Instead, the car will get a rear camera to show what’s behind you.

Making its full production debut in 2024, the Polestar 5 will be the final model in the brand’s product blitz. It will be preceded by two SUVs, the Polestar 3, which will be fully revealed in October 2022, and the smaller Polestar 4 due out in 2023. The Polestar 3 will be closely related to the Polestar 5 since it’s also underpinned by the SPA2 platform with the main difference being less aluminum used in its construction. Production of the Polestar 3 will take place in China and Volvo Car Group’s South Carolina facility.

The Polestar 4 will be underpinned by a version of Volvo and Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) dubbed the Premium Modular Architecture (PMA) and will be built in a Geely facility in Hangzhou Bay, China.

Source: Polestar

Written by Stefan Ogbac
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