Polestar has announced that its O2 a convertible concept car will enter production. The model, which Polestar revealed in March, will launch in 2026, and the brand has already taken online reservations for a build slot. The car, dubbed the Polestar 6, is still four years away, but the company wanted to share some details. about it now.
The convertible will use the brand’s bespoke aluminum platform using the automaker’s self-developed 800-volt EV architecture. The platform will underpin the Polestar 5, with a dual-motor powertrain producing 884 horsepower (650 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque. The automaker hopes to hit a 3.2-second 0-62-mile-per-hour (100-kilometer-per-hour) time and 155-mph (250-kph) top speed in the convertible.
When the 6 launches in four years, Polestar will offer 500 numbered “LA Concept” edition models. It will feature a sky blue exterior paint concept, lightweight leather interior, and unique 21-inch alloy wheels.
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath expressed a desire earlier this summer to produce the concept, but he has expressed reservations about how easy it would be for the company to do so. The automaker will have time to find out as the concept turns into a production vehicle over the next few years. If it’s like any other Polestar concept, the final product should look similar to the stunning concept. However, we don’t expect the cinematic drone to make it to the final build.
The automaker received “an overwhelming consumer and press response” for the concept, Ingenlath said with the announcement, adding, “I’m really excited to make it happen.”
The Polestar has several models in development that will debut over the next few years. The Polestar 3, an electric SUV, will debut this October, with the Polestar 4 following in 2023. The Polestar 5 won’t arrive until 2024 as a four-door performance GT. It will be another two years after the Polestar 5 before the Polestar 6 hits the market. Polestar will display O2 concept at this year’s Monterey Car week to celebrate the production announcement.