It’s your last chance to pick up a Polestar 1


The Polestar 1 was always going to be available for a limited time only, and now that time is up. The order book for the cool coupe with a high-power hybrid powertrain, concept car styling, and Swedish-Chinese engineering is about to close.

Polestar is taking orders for the final run of cars on its website and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Closely resembling the Volvo Concept Coupe from 2013, the Polestar 1 launched in 2019 and, by the close of 2021 when production finishes, 1500 cars will have been built at Polestar’s Chengdu plant in China.

The Polestar 1 was designed as a halo model to launch the new EV brand and was closely followed by the all-electric (and just as imaginatively-named) Polestar 2. As a result it’s packed full of performance-enhancing features. The body is carbon fiber to save weight, the brakes are six-piston calipers by Akebono and the suspension utlilizes Öhlins Dual Flow Valve dampers.

Polestar 1 rear

“The result is dazzling, yielding a car with remarkable reflexes and astoundingly precise steering that’s as responsive at full lock as it is just off-center,” said our own Eric Weiner.

Power comes from a two-liter four-cylinder motor that is both turbocharged and supercharged coupled to two electric motors on the rear axle. Total output is 609 hp with an even 1000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque. The Polestar 1 has a 34 kW battery which can deliver a pure electric range of up to 77 miles and is claimed to be the longest of any PHEV.

It is “gorgeous, exclusive, and as satisfying to wring out on a back road as it is enjoyable to spend time with in city traffic. There isn’t another grand touring sports car quite like it, for however niche of a space it occupies. As a halo car put into production only to grab attention and establish the brand’s bonafides, it’s resounding win,” concluded Eric.

Should that tempt you, you’d better hurry up as they’ll all be sold very soon.

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