Polestar 1 to make a debut at the 2018 Goodwood festival of speed

  • Jun 13, 2018

MANILA: The hybrid coupe from Volvo Cars, Polestar is all pumped up to reveal the Polestar 1 first look at the 2018 Greenwood Festival of Speed at West Sussex, England. Vistors will see the prototype number 004 for the hybrid coupe. The Polestar 1 will be driven by Chief test driver Joakim Rydholm and he is also a part of the global launch of the brand and its car.

Polestar 1 Side

Joakim Ryndholm said, "I am really excited to drive the Polestar 1 prototype up the hill at Goodwood. Driving the hill climb has been a long-time ambition for me, and to be able to do it in the same prototype in which we've spent so many months of development time, is truly special."

Polestar 1 Front

The hybrid coupe comes with a powerful 4 cylinder engine to power the front wheels and an electric double rear axle drive system for the back wheels. The engine is capable of producing a power of 600 hp and a torque of 1000 Nm. In addition to that, it offers an all-electric mileage of around 150 kmph.

Polestar 1 Wheels

In addition to the Polestar 1 camouflaged prototype, the company also stated that two other production specific Polestar 1 hybrids starting from USD 155,000 will also be on the display for the visitors.

Polestar 1 Cabin

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath during the release said, “The response to the Polestar 1 from the U.K. and northern Europe has been fantastic and we see this event as a vital part of our continued ‘global handshake’ with enthusiasts and our customers around the world. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet so many people who share our passion for Polestar and the future of the brand.”

The Goodwood Festival of Speed will be held from July 12 to July 15, 2018. Polestar 1 will make a debut in the U.S by the mid of August at the Monterey Car Week, California.


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