Polestar is showing a development prototype of the Polestar 5 in public for the first time at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 23-26). Polestar 5 is a high-performance electric 4-door GT with proper sports car credentials, and the production evolution of the Precept concept car first shown in 2020.
- 884 hp (650 kW) and 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) targeted; features 800V architecture
- Polestar 5 advancing well in development schedule with engineering teams in UK and Sweden
- Polestar 5 prototype drives up iconic Goodwood hill, June 23-26
The prototype displayed at Goodwood differs slightly from the one shown in the most recent teaser; fresh stickers on the camouflage wrap give hints as to the production car’s air intakes and lighting. Even still, it has fake headlights and taillights that, according to official renderings and leaked patent drawings, will be replaced by contemporary LEDs. The 2020 Polestar Precept concept’s elegant four-door form and the majority of its distinguishing aesthetic elements are retained in the vehicle, which is essentially a development of that design.
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The EV’s 800 Volt architecture and dual electric motors with a targeted combined output of 872 hp (650 kW / 884 PS) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) have finally been made public. When combined with a “high-power” front electric motor, the new rear-mounted motor, according to Polestar, will produce “better output.” In fact, the vehicle can be seen silently smoking its back tyres in the official Goodwood video. The powertrain is being developed in Sweden, and we predict that it will eventually be employed in further Polestar cars.
Speaking of the platform, the Polestar 5 is based on a bespoke bonded aluminum chassis, contributing to sporty vehicle dynamics. The platform is similar to those used by low-volume performance vehicles but Polestar made it possible to bring it into mass production. The company previously announced the architecture will offer a torsional rigidity superior to that of a two-seater supercar, while allowing a body-in-white weight comparable to cars of smaller segments.
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The Polestar 5 prototype will be running up the hill at Goodwood twice per day between June 23 and 26, as a member of the “First Glance” group. The market launch of the model is scheduled for 2024. Besides the existing Polestar 3 and the upcoming Polestar 5, the Swedish automaker will expand its EV range with the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 SUVs, all coming within the next three years.