Now that is a beautiful electric car! Polestar is back at designing incredibly beautiful cars, as the subsequent Polestar 2 fastback looked too ‘safe’ after the beautiful Polestar 1 1,000-hp hybrid coupe.
The Polestar 5 is however not an entirely new styling from the electric performance car company, as the concept originated from the Polestar Precept. The company also documented how the sketches by designer Nahum Escobedo turned into the Precept and slowly become the Polestar 5.
Few weeks back, Polestar teased a prototype vehicle that had key styling elements of the Precept, such as the steep sloping roof, C-pillar indent and pop-up door handles; features that can link the black development vehicle as the Polestar 5.
Being a grand tourer (GT), the Polestar 5 will compete against the king of the segment- the Porsche Taycan and joined by the new Audi e-tron GT, Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 and Tesla Model S. The BMW i4 M50 is a size smaller, as these are all clustered into the ‘E’ segmentation.
Polestar has naturally set Porsche as their customer experience and performance target, with a very strong will to exceed Stuttgart’s brand’s strength.
Polestar says the Precept was developed to preview the future, embodying the company’s key competencies of design, sustainability, technology and performance. Now seen with production readiness in mind, the Polestar 5 embodies the company’s increasingly independent and muscular design language, cues of which will already be seen on Polestar 3 performance SUV that is expected to be launched next year.
The Polestar 5 meanwhile will only be made available from 2024, interestingly a year after Lotus’ similarly-sized product with the code Type 133. Both Polestar and Lotus have significant links to China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding, with the former co-owned by Volvo while the latter has the remaining minority 49% stake owned by Etika Automotive Sdn Bhd of Malaysia.