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Polestar 5 GT targets Porsche Taycan-beating 884hp – Motoring Research


Polestar has revealed that its new four-door electric GT car, the Polestar 5, has a power target of 884hp – a figure well in excess of even the most powerful Porsche Taycan EV, the Turbo S.

Polestar’s rival to the Taycan will also boast an 800V architecture, delivering ultra-fast charging to those who make the most of its mighty power output.

Seen in action for the first time in public this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Polestar 5 is being run up the Goodwood hill twice daily in the First Glance group.

This is a very public teaser ahead of its full launch in 2024.

New benchmark

Jorg Brandscheid, Polestar CTO and head of R&D, said: “The new powertrain we are working on will set a new brand benchmark in our high-performing cars.

“Combining strong electric motor engineering ability with advances in light-weight platform technology is leading to truly stunning driver’s cars.”

It is being developed by a British-led team here in the UK. Head of Polestar UK R&D Pete Allen said it is “shaping up to be a superb four-door GT and a true Polestar.

“The platform combines low-volume performance car attributes with modern technological advances to bring light-weight, high-rigidity sports car chassis technology into mass production.”

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath is calling the Polestar 5 “a company-defining project”.

In a novel approach, Polestar is tracking the development of the Polestar 5, the production version of 2020’s Precept concept, in a YouTube documentary series.

Ahead of the Polestar 5’s launch, the firm will launch the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 electric SUVs – both described as “pure Polestars”.

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