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