The new Polestar 5 is set to expected to boast an “exclusive new Polestar drivetrain” – one boasting almost 900 hp – upon its launch in 2024.
A pre-production example of the all-electric four-door GT becomes the third different vehicle from Polestar to make its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, following the Polestar 1 prototype in 2018 and the Experimental Polestar 2 last year. The Polestar 5 is also the first of three new models set to be introduced by the Swedish premium arm of Volvo within the next three years, alongside the ‘3’ SUV – due to be launched in October – and the larger, higher-performance ‘4’.
Polestar has now confirmed though that “a new top-of-the-line electric powertrain,” still being developed and which would incorporate a dual-electric motor setup, could produce as much as 884 hp and around 664 lb-ft of torque upon the GT’s arrival in 2024. In contrast, power for one of its potential rivals – the Porsche Taycan – ranges from 563 to 750 hp.
No further details have been provided, barring confirmation that the bulk of this grunt would come from a electric motor “providing superior output” that powers the rear wheels. A “a unique bonded aluminum chassis” meanwhile, first announced earlier this year, is said to be a “prime factor” in the 5’s “dynamic” handling and maneuverability.
“The new powertrain we are working on will set a new brand benchmark in our high-performing cars,” Polestar’s CTO and Head of R&D Jörg Brandscheid explains. “Combining strong electric motor engineering ability with advances in lightweight platform technology is leading to truly stunning driver’s cars.”