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Polestar has announced the power figure for its new EV – and it might just have Elon Musk worried


POLESTAR has announced power figures for its new flagship car the Polestar 5 and they’re pretty serious.

The 5 is due to launch in 2024 and take on Tesla’s hugely popular Model S in Britain.

The Polestar 5's design it yet to be fully revealed - but its power figure has been

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The Polestar 5’s design it yet to be fully revealed – but its power figure has been

Polestar is showing a prototype (pictured above) of the Polestar 5 for the first time at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Polestar says the 5 is ‘a high-performance electric 4-door GT with proper sports car credentials.’

It’s the production version of the Precept concept car by Polestar first shown in 2020.

Polestar has today revealed that a new rear electric motor combined with a high-output front electric motor will mean 884hp in total via all-wheel drive.

That might just be enough to worry Elon Musk.

Polestar hasn’t revealed how quick the 5 will be in a straight line, which will be the true measure of how it stacks up against Musk’s range-topping Tesla Model S Plaid.

Pete Allen, head of Polestar UK R&D, said: “Polestar 5 is shaping up to be a superb 4-door GT and a true Polestar at heart.

“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.”

The 5 is planned for launch in 2024 and is the third of three new EVs expected to be launched by Polestar in the coming three years, following the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 electric SUVs.

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Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, said: “Polestar 5 is a company-
defining project.

“Its progressive design and advanced engineering set the tone for Polestar’s future.

“We have great talent on board enabling us to
create truly iconic EVs.”

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