Polestar 5 what we know about the Porsche Taycan rival

Polestar is finalizing the development of its new flagship, the Polestar 5 . This electric grand tourer, conceived as a rival to the almighty Porsche Taycan, will be launched on the market throughout the year 2024; however, the Swedish firm has already revealed numerous details of the expected vehicle that allow us to get a rough idea of ​​what it will be like.

During the past Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​2022, the Polestar 5 debuted fully covered in camouflage. Despite this, all attendees were able to verify that its radical design will be very similar to that of the 2020 Polestar Precept concept car, whose radical lines will reach the streets practically intact.

The Polestar 5 will be a four-door fastback with a very aerodynamic profile. Elements such as T-shaped headlamps and attached taillights will be common with other offerings such as the Polestar 3; however, the sedan will stand out thanks to its low and muscular proportions, with a very marked rear wheel arches.

The Polestar 5 will debut a new glued aluminum platform (with adhesives replacing the classic welds), which will allow the company to combine a weight similar to that of a utility vehicle with the structural rigidity of a two-seater supercar. The latter will help the suppression of the rear window, whose absence will be replaced by a digital interior mirror.

Polestar 5

The Polestar 5 will be the brother of the Lotus Type 133

Until now, glued-aluminum chassis have not caught on in mass-produced cars because they are labor-intensive to manufacture; however, Polestar has solved this problem thanks to a new, significantly faster manufacturing process.

Our protagonist will have a drive train made up of two engines, thanks to which he will enjoy total traction. Its combined power will be 884 hp (650 kW), while the torque will amount to 900 Nm. This will exceed the figures of the impressive Porsche Taycan Turbo S, which yields a maximum of 761 hp (560 kW).

It is confirmed that in its bowels it will house an 800-volt electrical architecture, so it will offer very short charging times. Its battery pack will have a capacity greater than 100 kWh, so it should be capable of exceeding 600 km WLTP of autonomy. It is interesting to note that the Polestar 5 will have a brother sold under the Lotus brand, the Type 133 (both firms belong to the Chinese giant Geely). Source: FCE

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