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The Polestar 1 Will Trim 500 Pounds Thanks To A Lot Of Carbon Fiber

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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.

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The Polestar Production Center is still being built, but once it’s finished, it will have specific tools just for crafting carbon fiber, Polestar said in a press release. Full-scale production is planned to start in the middle of next year.

The Polestar 1's structure, bonnet, trunk lid, side panels, doors and roof are made from carbon fiber reinforced polymer. Together, these parts will help the car save 230 kg (about 507 pounds). All that carbon fiber will make the roof thinner and stronger, while also allowing for a lower roofline.

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Carbon fiber is basically woven high-tech black magic. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Polestar 1 could fly.

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Photo: Polestar

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hlorell
Hayden Lorell

It could weigh 3 tons, have a range of 80 miles and I would still want it because its hopelessly pretty.

If they build the two door shooting brake I will literally die from dehydration due to the perpetual orgasm I’ll be having.

For fuck’s sake just make it Polestar!

Please and thank you.