Despite only now revealing the full price, Polestar opened pre-orders in March and more than 7,000 people in 18 countries signed up to pay a $2,500 deposit on a Polestar 1.
“We have seen a strong initial response from our first customers,” said Ingenlath. “This gives us confidence that our brand has a bright future.”
The Polestar 1 is based on Volvo SPA platform but introduces the use of scathes of carbon fiber to make the sports car lighter and stronger. With a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that allows the car to drive up to 150 km (93 miles) on electricity alone, the 1 shows the duality of Polestar.
Both interested in “green” technology and performance, the hybrid drivetrain not allows the Polestar 1 to drive miles on electricity, it also allows combines with the internal combustion engine to churn out 600 hp and a whopping 1,000 lb-ft of torque.
Recently seen testing in the arctic circle, the Polestar 1 precedes the Polestars 2 and 3, which will both be fully electric.
this article first appeared on Swedespeed.com