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Polestar 5 Prototype to Drive at 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Polestar 5 Prototype to Drive at 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    • polestar announced that a prototype of its upcoming polestar 5 will complete several runs up the famous goodwood festival of speed hill in the u.k. on june 23.
    • the polestar 5 evolved from the polestar precept concept and a production model is expected sometime in 2024.
    • the new prototype will be on display at goodwood along with polestar’s electric roadster concept and the polestar 2 bst edition 270.

    after revealing the sleek precept concept back in early 2020, polestar later announced that the car would come to market sometime in 2024 as the polestar 5. now, polestar says it will bring a prototype of the upcoming 5 to the goodwood festival of speed in the u.k., which will open june 23 and run through june 26.

    the polestar 5 will be made on a new platform using bonded aluminum in an effort to increase rigidity while also keeping the frame lightweight. this prototype appears to have a similar overall shape to versions of the 5 seen in official photos and patent drawings, but it has a camouflage wrap and non-production headlights that signify it as a work in progress.

    while the company remains mum about details like range, the company is labeling the “performance four-door gt” as its new flagship so we don't expect it will skimp on driving range or quality of materials. fans of the porsche taycan, the tesla model s, the lucid air, and the mercedes eqs will all be standing by to see how this new competitor in the field stacks up.

    while the car is being developed by polestar's u.k.-based r&d team, the company has also announced plans for a carbon neutral plant in china where the 2024 polestar 5 will begin production in a few years.

    source:caranddriver.com