A prototype of the upcoming Polestar 5 electrical fastback made its debut astatine the Goodwood Festival of Speed today, and the marque released caller details astir the car's powertrain. The 5 volition person a chassis and electrical centrifugal setup that's unsocial to the Polestar brand, alternatively of sharing components with Volvo EVs similar connected existent models.
The Polestar 5 volition person an 800-volt architecture and a brace of electrical motors developed by the brand's squad successful Sweden. While circumstantial outputs for each centrifugal haven't been given, Polestar says the 5 volition marque 872 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, which is simply a full lot. In fact, that's 122 hp much than the Porsche Taycan Turbo S' output erstwhile utilizing that car's launch-control strategy -- usually the Turbo S makes lone 616 hp -- but the Porsche does person 110 lb-ft much maximum torque.
That should marque the Polestar 5 mighty speedy some successful presumption of acceleration and complaint times, though the powerfulness levels are the lone specs we presently have. We bash cognize the 5 is utilizing a caller bonded aluminum chassis created by Polestar's UK R&D arm, an architecture that is usually reserved for higher-end supercars and provides little value and much rigidity. Polestar caput of R&D Jörg Brandscheid says the 5 volition beryllium a 'truly stunning driver's car,' with Polestar's upcoming models aiming to spell straight aft Porsche successful presumption of dynamics.
We've already seen teasers that amusement the Polestar 5 wholly uncovered, and it looks astir identical the Precept concept that preceded it. But the photos of the prototype successful question astatine Goodwood springiness america a overmuch amended consciousness of the car's real-life proportions, arsenic good arsenic immoderate caller details. There's a complaint larboard connected the driver's broadside beforehand fender, and this prototype has 21-inch wheels wearing what look similar Michelin Pilot Sport 5 tires.
Over the adjacent fewer days Polestar volition tally the 5 prototype up the elevation astatine Goodwood doubly daily, with the caller Polestar 2 BST peculiar edition besides competing successful the elevation climb. The Polestar 5 volition spell connected merchantability successful 2024, with an authoritative uncover apt to travel astatine immoderate constituent adjacent year. Before that, the Polestar 3 SUV volition spell connected merchantability this October arsenic a rival to the Porsche Cayenne, and a smaller Polestar 4 crossover volition deed the roads successful 2023.