Like countless other automakers, Polestar is participating in this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. On Thursday, the maker of elegant and upscale Volvo-based EVs announced that several of its vehicles are on display at the hallowed automotive event. This includes the Polestar 3 SUV and upcoming Polestar 5 sedan, both of which are expected to participate in the hill climb, each making two runs per day.
In a release shared with media, company CEO Thomas Ingenlath said, “We love showing our latest prototypes to the public at Goodwood. With production now starting in the first quarter of 2024, it’s time for Polestar 3 to take its first-ever run up the famous Hill. The SUV for the electric age looks fantastic and will be an exceptional car to own.” When fitted with the available Performance Package, this vehicle is graced with 517 horsepower and a whopping 671 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough oomph to get the Polestar 3 to 60 mph in an estimated 4.6 seconds.
Aside from that upcoming SUV, which can be reserved online right now, with deliveries expected to commence in the second quarter of 2024, “The latest Polestar 5 verification prototype is here, too,” added Ingenlath. “Developed in the UK, Goodwood is like home turf for our electric four-door GT.” Dressed in dark camouflage, this sedan looks particularly menacing with its low body, gracefully arcing roofline and curt rear end. The Polestar 5 should be a strong performer, too, since it’s packing heat in the form of 884 hp. Production of this model is planned to begin at some point next year.
Aside from the Polestar 3 and Polestar 5, the Polestar 2 BST Edition 230 is also on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. A limited-production model, as its name suggests, only 230 examples of this pumped-up four-door will be made. Setting it apart from the crowd, this car has unique interior trimmings, Öhlins two-way adjustable dampers and upgraded performance thanks to new software. Polestar 2 BST Edition 230 has up to 476 hp and can hit 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.