It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Swedish model Polestar. Along with launching a SPAC IPO on Nasdaq and launching a near-production model of the upcoming, 884 HP Polestar 5 sedan at the Goodwood Pageant of Velocity, the corporate is planning to roll out its first-ever SUV (the “3”) in just a few brief months. And – as if that weren’t sufficient – the corporate’s CEO is already trying forward … and we like the place he’s trying!
Talking in an interview with High Gear, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath mentioned that he desires to carry the attractive, slinky O2 Roadster Idea to manufacturing subsequent. “My ambition is to make it a manufacturing automobile,” he mentioned. “But it surely’s not that straightforward.”
Oddly sufficient, it doesn’t appear as if he’s speaking concerning the precise manufacturing of the O2 (which ought to be straightforward sufficient, given the flexibleness of Geely’s new SEA platform) – however moderately if the O2 is “proper” sufficient to behave as a halo automobile for the electrical efficiency model. “It’s important to respect the complexity. Now we have to see the place the O2 goes,” he explains. “Once you’ve painted a portray, it’s all the time good to let it relaxation, and take a look at it after a few months and nonetheless see if it’s a great portray.”
It’s Nonetheless a Good Portray
Not that anybody requested me – or that I’ve ever waited for anybody to ask me – however I feel the world wants a automobile like this Polestar roadster proper now. One thing goofy, impractical, enjoyable, and able to completely slam the nail on the coffin of the inner combustion engine with a enjoyable, tossable little go-fast. And, certain, Tesla has been promising one thing like this since 2017 … however I’d put $20 on the Polestar making it to manufacturing first.
Ingenlath appears to agree. “Polestar O2 is the hero automobile for our model,” he says. “It opens the door to our secret chamber of future potential. It is a style of what we are able to design and engineer.”
Appears prefer it tastes fairly good, to me. What about you guys? Is the Polestar o2 one thing you could possibly see dropping your Tesla Roadster cash on, or are you going to carry out for the American model? Scroll on right down to the feedback and tell us.
Supply | Pictures: High Gear, by way of CarBuzz.
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