Sunday, December 10, 2023
News The Polestar 6 won’t be a Limited Production Model After All

The Polestar 6 won’t be a Limited Production Model After All

Polestar will make as many Polestar 6 units as it can sell.

  • This small electric roadster will enter production in 2026, and remain available until demand starts to drop.

  • Initially, the company had said it would only make 500 units of this model.

  • All 500 cars had been accounted for within a week of the production announcement.

When Polestar unveiled its O2 concept back in March, it had no intention to produce this electric roadster, but public interest convinced the company to offer it in limited quantities.

Renamed Polestar 6 at the time of the production announcement, this sporty convertible two-seater based on the Polestar 5 performance sedan was initially slated to be offered in only 500 units, which were all reserved within a week.

Due to this strong demand, company officials have now decided to keep the production line going as long as there will be buyers for the Polestar 6.

Of course, the first five hundred cars will be delivered to those who hold one of the initial orders, but after that, Polestar will open up deliveries to anyone who can afford the car, whose price hasn’t been announced yet.

Polestar O2 Concept | Photo: Polestar

Since it will share its bonded aluminum platform with the upcoming Polestar 5, the roadster should offer some serious performance, thanks to two motors that will deliver 874 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. This should make for an acceleration time of only 3.2 seconds to 100 km/h and a top speed of 250 km/h.

In addition, the Polestar 6 will receive an 800-volt battery infrastructure, which will allow it to charge much faster than most EVs currently on the market that use a 400-volt system.

With the Polestar 5 and the Polestar 6, the small Swedish automaker aims to compete with high-end companies such as Porsche, MG, Lotus, and Alpine. This is even more true with the Polestar 6 since very few automakers are working on an electric roadster.

Polestar O2 Concept | Photo: Polestar

Interestingly, Polestar has yet to unveil the final version of the Polestar 6, but it assures prospective buyers that the final design will be almost identical to the O2 Concept, which it has shown many times since its unveiling.

This claim is believable since the concept shows most of the characteristics required from a production model, such as real headlamps and a complete interior. Something that is likely to change, however, is the side mirror cameras, which might make way for traditional mirrors before customers take delivery.

Interested buyers will have to be patient before this can happen, however, since production of the Polestar 6 is not scheduled to start before 2026.

Polestar O2 Concept | Photo: Polestar
Polestar O2 Concept | Photo: Polestar

Source: Autocar

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