The Swedish EV maker Polestar revealed the prototype of its Polestar 5 GT model at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed, held from 23 to 26 June. The 4-door GT was one of the most awaited high-performance models of the 2022 edition as the company sets the ambition to deliver ten times more vehicles in 2025 than in 2021, 290,000 versus the 29,000 units delivered last year.
The Polestar 5 will be launched in 2024 following the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 SUVs featuring a dual-motor powertrain with 884hp. For this model, Polestar worked on a new mechanical platform to “design and develop a unique bonded aluminium chassis”.
“The new powertrain we are working on will set a new brand benchmark in our high-performing cars. Combining strong electric motor engineering ability with advances in light-weight platform technology is leading to truly stunning driver’s cars,” Jörg Brandscheid, Polestar’s CTO and Head of R&D said.
Check the video of the performance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed below.
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Polestar is developing, in Sweden, its new electric powertrain will provide superior output, along with 800-Volt architecture. Combined with a high-output front electric motor, the complete dual-motor powertrain aims to deliver 650 kW (884 hp) and 900 Nm, the EV maker said.
Pete Allen, Head of Polestar UK R&D, says: “Polestar 5 is shaping up to be a superb 4-door GT and a true Polestar at heart. The platform combines low-volume performance car attributes with modern technological advances to bring light-weight, high-rigidity sports car chassis technology into mass production.”
“The UK team has taken the opportunity of working with a new mechanical platform to design and develop a unique bonded aluminium chassis, a prime factor in delivering the vehicle dynamics signature to create a driving experience that is as desirable as the design”, Polestar added.
Earlier this week, the company has been granted U.S. Patent no. 11,364,814, a dual battery system for electric vehicles. The patent was signed by Jongseok Moon, the Battery engineer working with the Swedish EV maker since November 2018, and says, ” (…) with the dual batteries rather than a single battery, and increased battery lifespan for an electric vehicle is supported”.
The patent says that this dual battery system may support “different driving situations, where either the first or the second battery or both may be utilized” but also that that supports “an increased battery lifespan for an electric vehicle”.
On Tuesday, Polestar released the P2.2 version of its software introducing the eagerly awaited Apple CarPlay system among other new features. The arrival of the system to the models of the Swedish manufacturer had been confirmed in late May by its CEO, Thomas Ingenlath.