Polestar, the all-electric offshoot brand from Volvo, already has its sexy Polestar 2 sedan in market, and now it’s released images of its latest concept that brings even more exciting design and promised performance to its burgeoning lineup.
The O2 is a hard-top convertible built on the same bonded aluminum chassis developed for the Swedish brand’s upcoming Polestar 5. The sculpted design, based on the Polestar Precept concept, isn’t just for show; it sports clever aerodynamic features to help cut through the air, such as integrated ducts that improve air flow over the wheels and body sides and rear lights that double as air blades to reduce rear air turbulence.
Want to see the wind blow through your hair when you drive? The 2+2 coupe/convertible also offers another novel feature: it’s own autonomous drone, which can be deployed and can follow the car at speeds up to 90 km/h, filming your route in an ‘atmospheric sequence’ for more ambience, or more dynamic cinema for spirited drives. When finished, it automatically returns to the vehicle, where it downloads the video so you can watch on the car’s 15-inch centre display; when parked, of course.
The bonded aluminum chassis is promised to bring high structural rigidity for better handling dynamics, while Polestar describes the steering as agile and direct. There is no mention of the power or range from the electric drivetrain, but the interior features extensive use of recycled materials for a more sustainable build.
“Polestar O2 is the hero car for our brand,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “It opens the door to our secret chamber of future potential. This is a taste of what we can design and engineer with the talent and technology we have in-house. It looks incredible, and being able to lower the roof and not hear an engine promises a superb sensation.”
Polestar has promised to launch three new cars over the coming three years; hopefully, the O2 will be one of them.