Special edition Polestar 1 celebrates the end of company's halo car run
The Polestar 1 has come and nearly gone. The model, which has the unique distinction of being the company's first electric performance hybrid vehicle, will end its run later this year.
Before the focus moves to the Polestar 2 and the production version of the Polestar Precept concept car, the automaker is giving the Polestar 1 the opportunity to bow out gracefully, covered in gold as a special edition model. The new version features a bespoke matte gold exterior paint job with matching calipers and black wheels. The car's cabin is decked out in color-matched gold stitching.
"It's hard to believe that our beautiful halo car comes to the end of its production life later this year," comments Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. "We pushed boundaries with this car, not only in terms of engineering but also in its design and execution. Polestar 1 set the tone for our brand and its genes are evident in Polestar 2 – as they will be in our future cars to come."
The car features a body made from carbon fiber reinforced polymer. Twin electric motors deliver genuine torque vectoring technology while high-performance Akebono brakes and adjustable Öhlins dampers allow drivers to push the car to the limits.
The hybrid achieves a total system output of 609 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. The car can run on all-electric power for about 77 miles (WLTP).
"This car was not designed to fit into a box," elaborates Thomas Ingenlath. "We didn't design it to compete with other cars, and neither did we design it to suit a specific target customer. Polestar 1 was about pushing our own boundaries, exploring a new era for Polestar and launching the brand with a strong statement – and it's done a great job of capturing the hearts and minds of fans, press and the lucky customers who own one."
A limited number of build slots remain for final 2021 production. A maximum of 25 special edition models will be built.