Polestar O2 concept envisions new age for electric roadsters

Polestar has revealed a new concept car, a hard-top roadster convertible with all the benefits of electric mobility.

Polestar say the Polestar O2 is designed to be lively, light and full of confidence. Predictability and playfulness are core to exciting, spirited driving. Tight body control, high rigidity and intuitive dynamics are inherent benefits of the bespoke bonded aluminium platform, which is adapted from the Polestar 5, developed in-house by Polestar’s R&D team in the UK.

The rigidity of the bonded aluminium platform is geared towards heightened dynamic response. Handling dynamics are taut thanks to small roll angles and high roll damping, and the agile, direct steering feel, is linear, with great steering torque build-up.

Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, said: “Polestar O2 is the hero car for our brand. 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.”

Maximilian Missoni, Polestar’s Head of Design, said: “Polestar O2 is our vision of a new era for sports cars. By mixing the joy of open top driving with the purity of electric mobility, it unlocks a new mix of emotions in a car. But as with all our cars, we are about more than just straight line sprints. It’s when you turn the steering wheel that the true fun begins.”

Image: courtesy Polestar

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