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The Polestar 6 is an all-electric roadster that is scheduled for release in 2026. Here’s why we’re eager to see it make production.
Lately, luxury automakers are getting a run for their money as incumbent players are winning more market share. For instance, Tesla is now a major competitor to premium manufacturers and the market leader in the electric vehicle (EV) industry. Meanwhile, Polestar, the Swedish automaker that was acquired by Volvo in 2015, has turned into a veritable power player thanks to the performance of its cars. The Polestar 2 BST edition 270, for example, generates 476 horsepower and speeds up from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds.
This Spring, the Swedish automaker took gear heads by surprise when it revealed the O2, a two-door, hardtop electric roadster, which comes with its own “cinematic drone.” To be fair, the car is so cool that it gives off the impression that the automaker designed it for the next Mission Impossible movie. However, the Swedes chose to exercise their creative muscles even further, and they created the Polestar 6, which is based on the O2. The Polestar 6 is an all-electric roadster that is scheduled for release in 2026 and comes with some impressive features. So, here’s everything you need to know about the Polestar 6.
Performance-oriented drivers will love many aspects of this vehicle, including the 800-volt electric architecture, which is shared with Polestar 5. As for the Polestar 6, this electric roadster can generate 650 kW or 884 horsepower and 900 newton meters of torque from a dual-motor powertrain. The vehicle is also pretty fast, and it can speed up from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds. And if this wasn’t enough, the Polestar 6 also reaches the top speed of 155 miles per hour. Another aspect that is of great importance to EV enthusiasts is the driving range, and the Polestar 6 doesn’t disappoint as it has an EPA estimated range of 300+ miles. While this falls short of Tesla’s Model S sedan, which has a driving range of 405 miles when fitted with the standard 19-inch Tempest wheels, it’s still well above the median driving range of all-electric vehicles in the United States, which was 234 miles in 2021, according to the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office.
The bonded aluminum unibody is another cool feature that demonstrates the company's dedication to sustainability and eco-friendly practices. Because the automaker used labeled aluminum, it is easier to recycle the unibody at the end of its life cycle. Thanks to labeled aluminum, it will be possible to disassemble the car in manageable chunks, which then the automaker can recycle separately. It’s worth noting that Polestar 6 will share the aluminum structure with the Polestar 5, a four-door hatchback, which will debut in 2024 and has an MSRP of $100,000. On the negative side, the Polestar 6 won’t come cheap and buyers should expect to spend at least $200,000. Just to put things into perspective, the 2022 Tesla Model X Plaid has an MSRP of $138,990 and the Lucid Air Sapphire will have an MSRP of $249,000.
Probably the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Scandinavian design is IKEA furniture. And although the Swedish multinational conglomerate has come to define the Scandinavian style in the United States, the reality is that The Washington Post was right, “Scandinavian design is more than just Ikea.”
The concept that started in the 1950s gives precedence to “function and affordability over preciousness and luxury,” says The Washington Post. And that’s exactly what the Polestar 6 does too. At first sight, the spacious cabin adopts a minimalist aesthetic, which seems stripped of luxury and glitz, but in reality, the mono-materials, 3D knit upholstery, the top infotainment touchscreen, woven flax composite panels, and unique tech features don’t come cheap and are truly luxurious. Also, the all-electric roadster has an infotainment system that adapts to the driver's movements, according to Polestar.
Even the car's exterior exhibits the same simple lines and pragmatic design, which improves Polestar’s aerodynamics. The lack of door handles, which gives the vehicle a very futuristic appearance, is an intriguing design feature. Meanwhile, the Polestar 6 LA Concept edition, which is only available on the first 500 production vehicles, further comes with the unusual animal welfare-traced leather interior, 21" bespoke alloy wheels, exclusive bodyside graphics, and the Sky exterior color. Additional exterior colors are available with the exclusive package. On the negative side, the 2+2 roadster seems to have limited cargo space and back seat room. To be fair, the rear seat passengers have little room and can hardly fit in, therefore those seats are mostly for little children.
Adina Achim is a journalist with vast knowledge and experience in the luxury industry. She is passionate about luxury car brands, technological trends in the automotive industry, and exotic cars.
Why We Hope The Polestar 6 Will Actually Go Into Production – HotCars
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