A new horsepower war is brewing amongst automakers, and this time the selection of cylinders is not a component. At the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England last 7 days, Polestar, aiming instantly at Porsche, fired the latest shot with a modern, 884-hp four-door GT — the Polestar 5.
When it arrives in 2024, the twin-motor, 800-volt battery-run sport sedan will be a immediate competitor to the Porsche Taycan, the growing older Tesla Model S and Lucid, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz electric autos.
“Polestar 5 is a organization-defining project. Its progressive structure and state-of-the-art engineering established the tone for Polestar’s long run,” Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath explained. “We have terrific expertise on board enabling us to create genuinely legendary EVs.”
A camouflaged Polestar 5 was pushed up Goodwood Hill twice day-to-day throughout the pageant, the initial time the virtually comprehensive auto has been shown in community.
Whilst no efficiency figures have been provided, the Polestar 5 claims to be a lightning-quickly EV. Engineers have designed a light-weight bonded aluminum chassis for it. When mixed with the 884-hp drivetrain, the performance sedan should really see -to-60-mph moments very well under 4 seconds. The fastest Lucid Air tends to make it to 60 in 2.6 seconds, exact as the Taycan.
“The new powertrain we are doing the job on will established a new brand name benchmark in our higher-doing automobiles,” claimed Jörg Brandscheid, Polestar’s main technology officer and head of R&D. “Combining sturdy electric powered motor engineering capacity with innovations in light-weight platform technologies is main to truly spectacular driver’s cars.”
Polestar is launching just one new EV for each 12 months for the up coming a few yrs.