New BEV Powertrain in Polestar 5 to Run at Goodwood

Polestar will showcase a new electric powertrain for its prototype Polestar 5 making its first public debut at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.

This high-performance electric 4-door GT, claiming sports car credentials, is the production evolution of the Precept concept car first shown in 2020. It is the culmination of development work by teams in both the UK and Sweden.

It showcases la new top-of-the-line electric powertrain whose development is ongoing by engineers in Sweden. A new rear electric motor will provide superior output, along with 800-Volt architecture. Combined with a high-output front electric motor, the complete dual motor powertrain aims to deliver 871bhp and 663ft-lbs of torque.

The UK team worked with a new mechanical platform to design and develop a unique bonded aluminum chassis, a prime factor in delivering the sporting vehicle dynamics. Polestar 5 will run up the Goodwood hill twice daily during the event in the “First Glance” group. The car is planned for launch in 2024 and is the third of three new EVs expected to be launched by Polestar in the coming three years, following the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 electric SUVs.

Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, comments: “Polestar 5 is a company-defining project. Its progressive design and advanced engineering set the tone for Polestar’s future. We have great talent on board enabling us to create truly iconic EVs.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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