Swedish EV maker Polestar said Tuesday it will bring the electric Roadster concept into production with the market launch scheduled for 2026 and the reservations opened today, August 16.
The hard-top convertible was revealed in Los Angeles last March and it will feature the high-performance, 800-Volt electric architecture already confirmed for Polestar 5.
The model will feature an output of up to 884 hp (650 kW) and 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) from a dual motor powertrain, a targeted 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
“With the overwhelming consumer and press response, we took the decision to put this stunning roadster into production and I am so excited to make it a reality,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “Polestar 6 is a perfect combination of powerful electric performance and the thrill of fresh air with the top down.”
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The company added that it will produce 500 numbered units of a special ‘LA Concept’ version, the ‘Polestar 6 LA Concept edition’ to celebrate the launch.
“They will exclusively feature the unique ‘Sky’ blue exterior, light leather interior and unique 21-inch wheels of the original Polestar O₂ concept,” Polestar said.
The company confirmed the brand’s attendance with the roadster concept at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and ‘The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering’ events during Monterey Car Week in California, August 18-21, 2022.
Polestar added that further technical details and specification confirmations will be released as the production car becomes reality, leading up to the expected launch in 2026.
During his time at SAIC-GM, Feng served as the national sales director and head of the business unit of the Cadillac brand increasing sales in China up to 230,000 in 2021.
Last week, Hertz’s agencies in Australia received the first 100 Polestar 2 amid the 65,000 Polestar EVs purchase announced last April. The country will also receive units from the upcoming SUV Polestar 3 in late 2022/ early 2023.
The Polestar 2 model was the best-selling EV model in Australia during June with 201 units sold and the third one in the first half of the year (the arrival was in March), only behind Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Kona.
Recently, the largest U.S. EV subscription company Autonomy placed an order for 23,000 electric vehicles from 17 automakers including 200 Polestar 2 models.
The order with the Swedish EV manufacturer Polestar will generate $10.1 million of Revenue with an average cost of $50,500 per vehicle. Autonomy plans to “expand and diversify its subscription fleet” after starting its business with only Tesla models.