Polestar 1 Spotted Cold-Weather Testing, Still Insists On Wearing Camo

The Polestar 1 is one of the upcoming cars that doesn’t really need any camouflage, as we have already seen it in numerous occasions -both static and on the move. Despite that, Polestar was spotted working on a camouflaged test car, which was found parked on a petrol station.

Polestar has been quite open about the ongoing development of the One, sharing everything from internal safety tests to production of the prototypes, as well as high-speed evaluation.

The plug-in hybrid, high-performance GT is going to feature a heavily electrified powertrain that combines a twin-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a pair of electric motors. The result will be 592hp (600PS) and 738lb-ft (1,000Nm) of torque.

The upcoming Polestar 1 will be also able to travel on electric power alone for 93 miles (150km), while the powertrain will feature real torque vectoring for a more thrilling driving experience.

The cabin comes with a typical-for-a-GT 2+2 configuration while the lightweight bodywork is made out of carbon fiber, including the roof.

The chassis will feature a carbon fiber section between the middle of the floor and the rear compartment, which according to Polestar is radically improving the structure’s torsional stiffness.

The 1 will be Polestar’s first product since its separation from Volvo and as such aims to become the brand’s halo model. Regular production of the Polestar 1 is scheduled to begin in mid-2019, with the entire first year being completely sold out according to the company, including 200 cars destined for North America.

The plug-in hybrid Polestar 1 is priced at $155,000 in the United States and at 155,000 euros in Europe. Chinese customers will have to pay at least ¥1.45 million to get their hands on this carbon-clad high-performance GT.

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  • Marty

    It’s almost as if camo is part of the marketing plan nowadays. It keeps the interest up even when everyone knows what the car looks like.

  • vvmdrf

    Interesting to see the exposed carbon weave on the body panels. It would be nice to see a raw carbon version made eventually.

    • Allcarnews

      i think there is a prototype in raw carbon out there, i remember seeing a pic

      • vvmdrf

        You mean the one in the spy pics? Lol

  • Salih Ahzem

    4-cyl ICE in a plug-in electric luxury car reminds me of the awful Cadillac ELR. Let’s see how this one would be different from current Volvo T8 offerings…

    • Allcarnews

      ….. you must be mistaken as this is a monster. It has 600HP and unlike the T8 plug in powertrains in Volvos, the POLESTAR 1 is an EV first with the addition of an electric motor. Its an incredible car and the ELR would of been good if only it had much more power and AWD or RWD to justify the price.

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