The Taycan has basically invented the fast electric GT genre and now Polestar is out to challenge it with its 884 bhp contender. The Polestar 5 is its most ambitious car yet and also the most exciting as the power figures are nothing short of ludicrous. The most potent Polestar will pack in an 800-Volt architecture and a dual-motor configuration. Expect blistering acceleration numbers thanks to 884 bhp and 900Nm torque being deployed in an instant.
Being billed as a ‘high-performance electric 4-door GT with proper sports car credentials’, the new model has been primed to take on a long list of worthy contenders aside from the aforementioned Porsche. The design of the 5 manages to stir some attention as it’s certainly a bold interpretation of the Polestar’s take on the popular four-door coupe segment. The look of the car is also clearly influenced by the Precept Concept which was shown many years back.
The detailing is replete with angular lines and muscular haunches while the roofline has been draped as low as possible. Aside from the usual promise of eye-popping acceleration numbers, the Swedish premium EV brand has worked on the handling plus the steering feedback along with reaping benefits from its lightweight platform.
We do hope that this translates into an involving driving experience that goes beyond traditional EV strengths of acceleration and all-wheel-drive grip. This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is where you would be able to gawk at its rakish lines while the car will hit the showrooms in 2024. We’d assume an end of 2024 launch timeline translates to an early 2025 launch for the Australian market.
This is not the only new model as a whole range of fast EVs across various body styles is being readied including the 3 SUV and 4 SUV coupe while the 5 handles the role of being the flagship offering.
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