New Polestar 5 electric grand tourer makes UK debut at Goodwood

23 Jun 2022

The Polestar 5, the Swedish firm’s answer to the Porsche Taycan, has broken cover at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. 

The performance brand's low-slung four-door grand tourer is set to launch in 2024. The firm first previewed the final production 5 late last year, showing that the design had evolved heavily from the original Precept concept from 2020 that inspired it.

Polestar has also revealed the technical and powertrain details of the Taycan rival. Featuring a dual-motor layout, the 5 will produce 650kW (872bhp) and 664 lb ft of torque.

Polestar also confirmed the new 5’s front and rear motors would be paired with an 800V architecture. 

“Polestar 5 is a company-defining project,” said Polestar boss 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.”

The four-door saloon will use an all-new electric platform when the car is fully revealed next year, with Polestar stating the 5 will feature a “high rigidity sports car chassis”. 

Polestar says its UK team based in Warwickshire has developed a “unique bonded aluminium chassis” which the firm claims will create “a driving experience that is as desirable as the design”. 

The 5 which will drive up the Goodwood hill climb this weekend and will be on display alongside the radical Polestar O2 electric roadster concept – which is effectively the drop-top version.

 “Polestar 5 is shaping up to be a superb four-door GT and a true Polestar at heart,” said Pete Allen, head of Polestar UK's R&D department. 

“The platform combines low-volume performance car attributes with modern technological advances to bring light-weight, high-rigidity sports car chassis technology into mass production.”

The 5 will land in 2024 and is expected to follow the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 electric SUVs.


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