The Polestar 1 will entrance during a 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed subsequent month. Volvo’s spin-off electric opening marque will send camouflaged electric hybrid antecedent #004 to tackle a mythological mountain stand in West Sussex, England.
The plug-in hybrid grand tourer packs a four-cylinder engine powering a front wheels and a double electric back spindle expostulate complement for a back wheels. It is means of producing 600 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. Plus, it offers an all-electric operation of approximately 93 miles.
Joakim Rydholm, Polestar’s arch exam driver, will expostulate a two-door opening hybrid.
“I am unequivocally vehement to expostulate a Polestar 1 antecedent adult a mountain during Goodwood,” pronounced Rydholm in a statement. “Driving a mountain stand has been a long-time aspiration for me, and to be means to do it in a same antecedent in that we’ve spent so many months of growth time, is truly special.”
Aside from a camouflaged prototype, Polestar states that dual production-spec Polestar 1 cars, that start during $155,000 a pop, will be on display.
“The response to a Polestar 1 from a U.K. and northern Europe has been illusory and we see this eventuality [Goodwood] as a critical partial of a continued ‘global handshake’ with enthusiasts and a business around a world,” said Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath in a release. “It’s a smashing event to accommodate so many people who share a passion for Polestar and a destiny of a brand.”
The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed will be hold from Jul 12-15. Polestar 1 will make the U.S. entrance in California during Monterey Car Week in August.