During Goodwood Speed FestivalSwedish brand Polestar has taken the opportunity to present the first functional prototype of its next electric grand tourer, the Polestar 5. Although still in disguise, the units showcased during the event allowed us to get a glimpse of this model’s main key, which will be very similar to the original. draft Polestar Star Teaching 2020.
Polestar 5, whose commercial launch is slated for 2024, will compete in the E (executive sedan) segment against models such as the Audi e-tron GT or Porsche Taycan. Development of this high-flying four-door is taking place at the company’s engineering center in the British Motorsport Valley in the Midlands.
Our protagonist will stay new riveted aluminum platform (i.e., with adhesives instead of welding), a solution that has hitherto not been used in mass-produced vehicles due to high labor intensity, something the company has solved thanks to a new manufacturing process.
“The Polestar 5 is being molded into an incredible 4-door GT and a true Polestar at heart. The platform combines the attributes of a high-performance and low-volume car [de producción] with the advancement of modern technology to bring light and sturdy sports car chassis technology into mass production”Explain Pete Allen, R&D Director of Polestar UK.
The Polestar 5 will rival the Porsche Taycan
Bonded aluminum makes it possible to combine the structural rigidity of a supercar with a lower weight than utility vehicles, all with a high level of safety. To achieve maximum stiffness, Polestar even decided to remove the rear window (The interior mirror will work thanks to the use of the camera).
Meanwhile the powertrain is being developed in Sweden. It has been confirmed that it will have an 800 volt electrical architecture and two motors (one coupled to each axle), providing all-wheel drive, a combined power of 884 hp (650 kW) and some 900Nm. Therefore, it will be more powerful than the Porsche Taycan Turbo S (761 hp).
Jörg Brandscheid, Director of Technology and R&D at Polestarstate that “The new powertrain we are working on will set a new benchmark for our high-performance cars. The combination of strong engineering capabilities with advances in lightweight platform technology results in a truly impressive car.”
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