Polestar’s BEV Drop-Top Roadster Readies for Production

Polestar has announced it is ready to put its drop-top roadster concept BEV into production following the automaker’s model nomenclature as the Polestar 6.

The Swedish electric premium brand says the production car is expected to launch in 2026 and interested customers in all active Polestar markets are now able to reserve a car online. Revealed in Los Angeles in March as the Polestar O₂, the electric roadster concept builds on the design, technology and sustainability ambitions laid out by the Polestar Precept and showcases the brand’s vision for future sports cars.

The hard-top convertible will be built on Polestar’s bonded aluminum platform. Developed in-house, it will feature the high-performance, 800-Volt electric architecture already confirmed for Polestar 5. This includes output of up to 871bhp and 663ft-lbs of torque from a dual motor powertrain, a targeted 0-62mph sprint time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.

To celebrate the launch, 500 numbered units of a special ‘LA Concept’ version, the ‘Polestar 6 LA Concept edition’, are planned to be produced. They will feature the concept’s ‘Sky’ blue exterior, light leather interior and special 21-inch wheels. Further technical details and specification confirmations will be released as the production car becomes reality, leading up to the expected launch in 2026.

Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, said: “With the overwhelming consumer and press response, we took the decision to put this stunning roadster into production and I am so excited to make it a reality. Polestar 6 is a perfect combination of powerful electric performance and the thrill of fresh air with the top down.”

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

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