Hey, there. Feeling kinda stressed out? Overworked? Under-rested? Girl, saaame. Extremely same. That’s why you should take three and a half minutes out of your busy day to just sit back, relax a bit and watch this Polestar 1 prototype build video. It’ll help you find some inner peace.
There’s a lot of reasons to be excited about the upcoming 600 horsepower Polestar 1 coupe, but if you need to relax your eagerness to drop $155,000 on one, just take a few minutes with the car’s configurator and you’ll calm right down.
The Polestar 1 will be a hyper-advanced, 600-horsepower hybrid sports coupe. And while it probably won’t be too light on its feet, what with the hybrid tech and the mandated safety standards, at least Polestar is using extensive carbon fiber in its construction to cut down on some of that weight.
The Polestar 1 is shaping up to be a 600 horsepower hybrid monster that’s kinda-sorta from Volvo. Since most people will just assume it’s a Volvo, how much do you think even the best Volvo would cost? $85,000? $90,000? No. It’ll cost $155,000. And that’s just to start.
The 600 horsepower hybrid Polestar 1 coupe is an instantly desirable car on looks alone. Now we can see it throw down in its natural habitat: where it is cold as all hell.
The Polestar 1 is a wildly beautiful coupe that, when it first was announced, you couldn’t really buy. All we knew was that it’d be part of Volvo’s “car subscription” program. Now we have more details on how the pricing thereof shakes out, and yes, a confirmation that you can actually buy the car if you want to.
Good Lord, the Polestar 1 looks great. And rather than merely staying as Volvo’s performance arm, now Polestar is its own electric performance brand. You’ll be able to order one of its cars in 2019, but only if you live in one of its five initial launch markets.
The introduction this week of the Polestar 1 coupe has no doubt gotten many champing at the bit to own a sporty Volvo two-door. Don’t worry though, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has got you, fam. This C70 looks a lot like the 1, but is it priced to be the one?
I’m here in Shanghai, marveling at all the bewildering makes of cars (what’s the one with the starfish badge? The horse head? The one that looks like the Starfleet insignia? More on that soon!) and scrutinizing the Polestar 1 in more detail. Here are the biggest questions I have and the best answers I got from the…
Polestar has been Volvo’s in-house performance brand since 1996, providing higher-performance versions of Volvo cars, much like Mercedes-Benz’s AMG or BMW’s M. You know how that works. Now, though, Volvo is spinning Polestar off into its own unique brand, with Polestar-badged cars that, while they may share some…