Polestar 1 to take on Goodwood hill climb at Goodwood Festival of Speed


After revealing that the Polestar 1 is available for pre-order in 18 countries and its official pricing, Polestar has announced that its high-performance plug-in hybrid will make its first dynamic appearance at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Naturally, the company have arranged its first ever car to participate in the famous Goodwood hill climb.

This will be the first opportunity for the public to get up close and personal with the two-door coupe’s design and performance as it continues its final phases of real-world testing. The last we saw the Polestar 1 in action was at the Arctic Circle when the engineers had the car going sideways on ice.

The Polestar 1 will be driven by the company’s chief test driver, Joakim Rydholm, who said: “I am really excited to drive the Polestar 1 prototype up the hill at Goodwood. Driving the hill climb has been a long-time ambition for me, and to be able to do it in the same prototype in which we’ve spent so many months of development time, is truly special.”

While prototype #004 that is set to take on the hill climb will be heavily camouflaged, there will be two production-specification Polestar 1 cars on display for the public to experience the car in detail ahead of first customers deliveries in mid-2019.

Chief Executive Officer of Polestar, Thomas Ingenlath comments: “I’m thrilled that we’re going to be at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – it’s everything a big car event should be: full of passion, enthusiasm and a chance to get really close to the cars. The response to the Polestar 1 from the UK and northern Europe has been fantastic and we see this event as a vital part of our continued ‘global handshake’ with enthusiasts and our customers around the world. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet so many people who share our passion for Polestar and the future of the brand.”


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
share on: