Polestar has unveiled new details of its future high-performance, four-door GT, the Polestar 5, with the Swedish automaker saying the upcoming model has proper sportscar credentials. 

“[The] Polestar 5 is shaping up to be a superb 4-door GT and a true Polestar at heart. The platform combines low-volume performance car attributes with modern technological advances to bring light-weight, high-rigidity sports car chassis technology into mass production,” said Pete Allen, head of Polestar UK R&D.

“[The] 5 is a company-defining project”

For the 5, the company is working with a new mechanical platform to design and develop a “unique” bonded aluminium chassis. The carmaker says this is a prime factor in delivering its signature dynamics to create a driving experience as desirable as the four-door GT’s design. 

Although the development of the 5’s “top-of-the-line” electric powertrain is still ongoing, Polestar has said that the fresh rear electric motor will provide “superior” output, along with 800 V architecture. A “high-output” electric motor is also sited at the front. Together, the dual-motor arrangement aims to deliver 650 kW and 900 Nm. 

“The new powertrain we are working on will set a new brand benchmark in our high-performing cars. Combining strong electric-motor engineering ability with advances in light-weight platform technology leads to truly stunning driver’s cars,” said Jörg Brandscheid, CTO and head of R&D. 

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Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, added: “[The] 5 is a company-defining project. Its progressive design and advanced engineering set the tone for Polestar’s future. We have great talent on board, enabling us to create truly iconic EVs.”