Polestar 1 has entered the final production stage – DRIVE

Polestar 1 more expensive than models BMW M850i xDrive and Porsche 911 Carrera 4S by 26-27 thousand euros, but noticeably inferior to the German coupe in terms of dynamics. If the Swedish car accelerates to a hundred in 4.2 s, then BMW and Porsche – in 3.8 and 3.6 s, respectively.

The Swedes harnessed for a long time – conversations about the coupe began eight years ago. In 2017, it turned out that a car under the Polestar brand would be released, and two years later a two-door Polestar 1 got on the conveyor of a plant in Chengdu. The release was supposed to last three years, and during this time it was not planned to make more than 1,500 cars (500 for each year). And now the Swedes have announced that the Polestar 1 has entered the final production stage. Orders are now open for a batch of 2021 cars and, according to Autoblog, 125 slots have been allocated to the States.

The rechargeable all-wheel-drive hybrid is equipped with Ohlins CESi adaptive dampers, Akebono front brakes with six-piston fixed calipers and a 34 kWh lithium-ion battery that lasts for 150 km of pure electric driving.

Polestar is carefully hiding the number of coupes sold, and there is a suspicion that their initial predictions did not come true. Perhaps the largest Chinese and North American markets made the entire box office, but only 65 cars were sold in Europe in 2020. It is not surprising, because in the Old World for a hybrid model with design, interior and platform from Volvo they ask 155,000 euros (13.9 million rubles). Technically, though, it’s a pretty progressive car – with carbon fiber body panels and a hybrid powertrain. A 2.0 turbocharged petrol engine with a mechanical supercharger, two electric motors and a starter-generator deliver 609 hp together. and 1000 N • m.


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