Polestar will end creation of its Polestar 1 flagship coupe afterwards this calendar year, the automaker verified on Monday at Automobile Shanghai 2021.
The auto was normally destined for a restricted operate, with Polestar at the 2019 start promising a creation operate of just 500 automobiles per yr about a a few-calendar year period of time. It is just not distinct how numerous Polestar 1s will have been created once production ends.
The rationale for the constrained generation is partly because of to the car’s finicky assembly procedure which will involve bonding a carbon-fiber system to a steel chassis. This is also portion of the purpose why the starting up price is a steep $155,000.
To mark the conclusion of the Polestar 1’s operate, Polestar has unveiled a unique version completed in a gold matte paint special to the product. The car also functions matching gold brake calipers and accent stitching. Just 25 will be constructed.
2021 Polestar 1 particular edition
Make slots for the Polestar 1, such as the new unique edition, are still available. Production is taken care of at Polestar’s possess plant in Chengdu, China.
The Polestar 1 was the 1st product released by Polestar which was borne out of a race group and tuner for Volvo. It is really dependent on Volvo’s SPA platform but characteristics a unique plug-in hybrid powertrain that is composed of a 2.-liter inline-4 with supercharging and turbocharging at the entrance axle and an electrical motor at the rear axle. Peak output is 600 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, and a sizeable battery delivers 52 miles of pure electric vary.
With the Polestar 1 out of manufacturing, Polestar’s lineup will be down to just the Polestar 2 compact sedan. The automaker has far more styles in the works, on the other hand. Following up will be a Polestar 3 crossover comparable in measurement to the Volvo XC60, and at some place we will see a big sedan centered on last year’s Precept notion.
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