The celebrated Polestar O₂ prototype is finally going into production. Thanks to the overwhelming response from the public, the Swedish firm has given the green light to the development of this electric supercar, which will hit the market in 2026 to replace the discontinued Polestar 1 as the manufacturer’s flagship model.
The definitive version, which will be called Polestar 6, will maintain the folding hardtop seen on the concept car, an increasingly rare solution in the convertible sector after the coupé-cabriolet boom that took place at the beginning of the 2000 thanks to models such as the Peugeot 206 CC or the Renault Megane CC, most brands have returned to canvas roofs.
The Polestar 6 will be based on a shortened version of the Polestar 5 platform. Therefore, its chassis will be built with bonded aluminum, a solution that, according to the Scandinavian firm, allows it to combine the rigidity of a supercar with the lightness of a utility vehicle. , which should have a positive effect on the dynamic behavior of the car.
We can expect that, from a technical point of view, the roadster will be similar to the Polestar 5, since they will share a base. Therefore, it will have an 800-volt electrical system and a drive unit made up of two motors capable of delivering 884 hp (650 kW) of power and 900 Nm of torque, being able to complete the 0 to 100 km/h in just 3. 2 seconds. Of course, it will have an all-wheel drive.
The Polestar 6 will replace the Polestar 1
Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, has been in charge of confirming the opening of reservations for the special launch edition LA Concept edition, created in homage to the Los Angeles Motor Show where the Polestar O₂ was first presented. This model will maintain a configuration similar to that of the prototype, as its bodywork will be painted in “Sky Blue”, it will equip 21-inch wheels and will have white leather upholstery.
The Polestar 6 LA Concept edition will be limited to just 500 units. Those interested in acquiring the model will have to make a deposit of $25,000, which leads us to think that it will be an extremely expensive car, something that, on the other hand, should not catch us by surprise if we take into account its benefits.
“Electric drive is great for a sports car. Doing it with an open roof, when everyone dreams of ‘the fresh air, the breeze, being closer to nature, fits perfectly with an electric. Electric drive is perfect for a roadster, so I’d love to put an exclamation point to indicate that the future of roadsters has to be electric.”