Remember not too long ago we mentioned something about Volvo being the most exciting car company of 2017? Well, Polestar, the performance arm of Volvo recently debuted this, the Polestar 1 GT Coupe.
Boasting a petrol-plug-in-hybrid-electric drivetrain, the Polestar 1 has an electric-only a range of about 150 kilometres on a full charge. However, it’s the next bit that you might want to sit down for…
The Polestar 1 features a double electric-motor system that powers both rear wheels, and over in the front, there’s a Volvo Drive-E two-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine powering the front wheels.
The combined output of the petrol engine and hybrid-electric motors though, is staggering 600bhp and 1,003Nm of torque. No, that’s not a typo.
Polestar plans to begin production in two years.
Check out the Top 5 things you need to know about the Polestar 1 in this video from Roadshow:
“The two-door performance hybrid kicks-off a line of electrified vehicles that will be sold online as part of a two- to three-year subscription model. Volvo and its parent, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, said they are initially investing about $752 million (640 million euros) in Polestar, mostly for an assembly plant in China” – Automotive News.
Full Polestar 1 launch video:
“The Polestar 1 bridges today’s technology with the future, offering the perfect drivetrain for a Grand Touring Coupe that’s likely to be used over longer distances as well as shorter, faster, enjoyable journeys,” Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said in a statement. “All future cars from Polestar will be electric performance vehicles. Ingenlath is Volvo’s former design chief who oversaw the brand’s recent styling renaissance. (Source: Automotive News)
Source: Automotive News
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