On June 23, Polestar will present the prototype of the Polestar 5, it’s future 100% electric sports sedan, during the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This unit will share the spotlight with the Polestar 2 BST 270, a high-performance limited edition of its compact sedan, as well as the well-known Polestar Precept and Polestar O₂ concepts.
The Polestar 5, whose bodywork will be completely camouflaged, will climb the mythical hill several times during the event; additionally, the prototype will also park at the First Glance Paddock. Attendees will also have the opportunity to test the Polestar 2, as well as to learn about the future proposals of the Swedish firm.
“Goodwood is our favorite place to display our cars in an enthusiastic environment,” says Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath. “This year, we are delighted to be showcasing Polestar 5 going up the hill! Our UK R&D team is doing an amazing job developing the car and we are proud to be able to highlight their hard work at this early stage.”
The Polestar 5, which will compete against the Porsche Taycan in the E (executive saloon) segment, is being developed at the brand’s engineering center in the UK’s Motorsport Valley in the Midlands. Its arrival on the market is scheduled for the year 2025, although its official presentation will probably take place in 2024.
The Polestar 5 will rival the Porsche Taycan
This advanced electric grand tourer will sit on a new glued aluminum platform (with adhesives instead of welds), a solution that until now has not been used in mass-produced vehicles due to its labor-intensive nature, something that Polestar has been solved thanks to the development of a new, faster manufacturing process.
In addition to several environmental benefits, the bonded aluminum allows to increase the structural rigidity and reduces the weight to a minimum. Thus, the Polestar 5 will offer structural rigidity superior to that of a two-seater supercar, while its weight will be less than that of a utility vehicle, all with class-leading safety levels.
Interestingly, the Polestar 5 will lack a rear window, which will be replaced by a camera. Despite everything, the vehicle will have a huge panoramic roof that will alleviate the lack of light derived from this absence. At the moment no technical data on the vehicle has been revealed, although it is very likely that it will have versions with all-wheel drive, an 800-volt electrical system, etc.