900hp Polestar 5 electric sedan arrives for Tesla Model S lunch money
Most of us would probably agree that Tesla are the kings of the EV hill right now. Elon Musk may be a controversial figure, but his company has produced some pretty amazing cars. From the Model 3 to the Model S Plaid. Their charging architecture is almost unmatched and you get cars with ample space and ample leg room. But they’re certainly not the only players in the electric vehicle world right now. Not far at all.
A company that comes for this crown in The North Star. Polestar is the electric division of Volvo. And the Polestar 1 and 2 are two of the best electric vehicles currently available. The company has done wonders with these cars, and there’s still a lot to come from the brand. Step into the Polestar 5. This car was recently first shown in public at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and even wrapped in its camo livery, it looked just as good as the previous two Polestars. And he’s coming to take the Tesla Model S’s lunch money in a big way.
What we know about Model 5 so far
Of course, we don’t have all the information about the Polestar 5 at the moment. But we have some details. The car is surely set to become Polestar’s new halo model, and it has the punch to really take on the Tesla Model S, as well as the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. Thanks to a twin-motor setup, this new car remarkable produces a brilliant 872 hp. In the context of everyday power, that’s more than any of us will ever need. But in a bid to beat its rivals, Polestar has produced a car with insane power levels.
Importantly, it can already easily beat the Taycan Turbo S. This car can only deliver 761 hp in short bursts of boost. It is therefore already one of its biggest rivals. The Polestar 5 is heading towards 2024, so we’ve still got a few years to go, but early signs of this car are very promising. And we hope to be able to see it soon without the camouflage packaging.
Take the Tesla Model S
Of course, we know how much power the Model S Plaid has from Tesla. This crazy electric vehicle has 1,019hp with a 0-62 time of 2.1 seconds and a top speed of 200mph. Of course, that’s a bit more than the Polestar 5 will offer. But what about the standard Model S? Well, if we look at the Model S Performance, it produces 778 hp. So in this area, the Polestar 5 has another of its main rivals largely beaten. And by a large margin too.
The Polestar will also be based on an 800v architecture and its two electric motors are of course fixed to the front and rear of the car. Officially, the Polestar 5 is the company’s four-door GT car, and what’s under the hood is what the company calls a “premium electric powertrain.” No doubt we will have all the details on this as we get closer to the official launch. Polestar also said that the bonded aluminum platform the car sits on is stiffer than a two-seater sports car or supercar, which will provide quite an interesting driving experience for users.
Can it really beat Tesla?
While beating Tesla is tricky, Polestar already has a lot going for it. First, in the styling department. Tesla, let’s be honest, looks a bit boring, and the Model X is just a giant blob on wheels. Polestar offers a more refreshing set of styles, while maintaining a level of subtlety in their appearance that might make you say “what’s this?” as you see one crossing in the street. Polestar also offers perhaps another level of luxury over Tesla, and we’ve yet to hear any complaints about the build quality, unlike some of the panel shortcomings on some Teslas.
A big problem for Polestar
What’s also refreshing is that the Polestar 5 has lost very little styling compared to looking pretty cool Notion of precept we’ve seen in 2020. Given that so many concept cars lose so much of their style, the fact that the Model 5 only lost the most extravagant features is quite refreshing. Polestar really knocked it out of the park with their previous models. No doubt they will do the same with the Polestar 5.