Polestar says that its new rear electric motor will “provide superior output, along with 800-volt architecture,” meaning super-fast charging. Combined with the high-output front electric motor, the Polestar 5 aims to deliver 872 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. By contrast, the Polestar 2 produces up to 408 hp and 487 lb-ft from a dual-motor setup.
Polestar has not said what the weight or acceleration targets are, but we should get an idea of its performance shortly; the Polestar 5 will run up the Goodwood hill twice daily during the event in the “First Glance” group. A launch is planned for 2024, after which the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 SUVs will arrive.
“Polestar 5 is a company-defining project,” says CEO Thomas Ingenlath. “Its progressive design and advanced engineering set the tone for Polestar’s future. We have great talent on board enabling us to create truly iconic EVs.”