The Swedish EV maker Polestar announced on Wednesday the Polestar 2 BST edition 270, a version with 476 hp built to deliver a superior dynamic experience. The new version brings mechanical modifications along with key design enhancements to elevate itself above standard Polestar 2 models.
The company will only produce 270 units exclusively for Europe, North America and China with up to 47 units being planned for the U.S. market. Production is planned to begin in mid-2022, with deliveries expected from the fourth quarter.
“We had a great reaction to the specially modified Polestar 2 we showed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2021 and the response made it clear – we should create a version like that for production,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.
The production car includes mechanical modifications along with key design enhancements to elevate itself above standard Polestar 2 models. The result is a car that delivers a superior dynamic experience behind the wheel.
The two electric motors and 78 kWh battery have been enhanced for a maximum power output of 476 hp (350 kW) and 502 lb-ft (680 Nm) of torque, along with heightened responsiveness to go with the sportier dynamics.
Chassis modifications include lowered ride height (-25 mm), specially developed and unique Öhlins 2-way adjustable dampers with auxiliary adjustment chambers mounted under the bonnet, a front strut bar, 20% stiffer springs and unique new matte black 21-inch alloy wheels that are inspired by those of Polestar 1. Tires are 245/35R21 Pirelli P Zero, developed specifically for this car. The standard 4-piston Brembo brakes remain.
The limited-edition model is available in either Thunder or Snow exterior colors with a Charcoal WeaveTech interior. The body features a more substantial expression thanks to fully painted bumpers and side skirts. A matte black body stripe is available as an option, as well as a full-body Battleship Gray satin wrap. Side mirrors are finished in glossy black. The signature ‘Swedish gold’ details remain, including on the brake calipers, damper elements, valve caps and seatbelts, Polestar said.
Interested customers in applicable markets are invited to express their interest at Polestar.com, after which Polestar Specialists will coordinate a personalized sales process.
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