What should initially be Polestar’s most exclusive car will leave behind the possibility of having a limited run to be a mass-produced electric vehicle. Polestar is positioning itself as one of the most popular electric car companies in Europe. Its concept of an electric vehicle with minimalist aesthetics, together with not exorbitant prices and notable specifications, has made many potential customers pay attention to this brand. So much so that the company already has great launch plans, where in the coming years they should launch the Polestar 5 and 6, a sedan and a convertible GT, respectively.
Specifically, it has been the latter, the Polestar 6, which has been making many headlines in recent months due mainly to its announced production of a limited number of units. Initially, only 500 units of it were announced, which was sold out just a week after its official announcement. The model has received so much interest that Polestar’s design chief, Maximilian Missoni, and the brand’s CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, have had to appear publicly.
Mass production of the Polestar 6 is possible
The head of design has pointed out that the company’s initial intention for this car was to “create an everyday sports car for the electric era. A car that could be used as a daily vehicle but with high performance.” Missoni also pointed out that the company “played with the possibility of turning it into a coupe.” However, the final decision was for a convertible with a folding hardtop.
Ingenlath, for his part, recently stated: “The great interest from our customers shows that an impressive electric roadster like the Polestar 6 has great relevance in the field of sports cars. The convertible and electric combination appeals to even the most die-hard motor lovers.”
Such has been the “overwhelming” reception that the Polestar 6 has had among potential customers that the company’s management has admitted that they could count on mass production and not limited production (as was maintained until now). “We will not stop if people want it. “We can make more than 500 cars,” said Ingenlath in a recent speech.
The Polestar 6 will feature the same aluminum platform as the Polestar 5 and an 800-volt electrical architecture, providing high-power charging. This will feed a double electric motor scheme (one for each axle) that will result in a power of 874 HP and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds.
Its production will begin in 2026. Many indications suggest that the company could have a production version ready long before this date, but they have decided to execute this roadmap to space out its releases. Let us remember that next year 2024, the brand will put the Polestar 3 and 4 on the market, while in 2025 it will do the same with the Polestar 5, its electric sedan, and in 2026 the first units of the long-awaited electric convertible will conveniently arrive.