Discussions are underway to establish exactly how to tune the 5’s stiff chainstays to give it its dynamic character. “His whereabouts have yet to be confirmed,” Swift said. “We are looking for sophistication, rather than taking a Volvo and having it handle [like a Polestar].
“If you have a vehicle that drives well and is relatively isolated from road noise and you get the handling right, you’ll attract people who like to drive and also people who just like to drive the car without articulation.”
The Porsche Taycan is an obvious rival to the 5, and Polestar is said to have one at its MIRA factory for benchmarking purposes. However, the Sino-Swedish automaker wants to create a car with more everyday compliance and a rounded edge, rather than aiming for genuine sports car-like handling.
“It has to be engaging but also comfortable,” Swift said. “We can push the car in a dynamic direction or a comfort direction without totally sacrificing either.”
Further developments include motorsport-derived underbody aerodynamics and a slippery body shape. Polestar is not yet discussing powertrain and battery details for the 5 – prototype testing of which is already underway in the UK and the Arctic Circle – but performance levels are expected to be stupendous given its position. top of the range in the Polestar range. -at the top. However, Swift revealed that there are “interesting IP addresses [intellectual property]” in battery technology.
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