A few months back, Polestar unveiled the O2 concept, a gorgeous EV roadster. It was the talk of the town for several days, as car enthusiasts were in love with its modern, sleek, top-down design. At the time, Polestar didn’t confirm whether or not it would build the stunning convertible but now, it’s been confirmed. The O2 concept will officially become the Polestar 6 and it’s a gorgeous one.
Let’s start with what the Polestar 6 is. It’s an all-wheel drive, dual-motor, all-electric, two-seat roadster with a futuristic design and tons of power. It looks every bit like a Polestar while also separating itself from the brand’s other vehicles. It’s a lovely piece of automotive design and one that most brands should be envious of.
Under that breathtaking sheet metal is a bespoke, bonded EV architecture that provides 800-volt charging and dual electric motors. The official figures of the Polestar 6 are a whopping 884 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. According to Polestar, it will reach 0-602 mph in 3.2 seconds, which sounds incredibly conservative. Unless it weighs as much as nuclear submarine, the Polestar 6 should break into the high twos to 60 mph. Polestar also claims a top speed of 155 mph but that doesn’t matter as much in an EV.
When the Polestar 6 comes out, it’s also going to do something many automakers have never done—beat Tesla to the punch. Tesla has been boasting about how fast its theoretical new Roadster is for years, despite never actually building it. However, the Polestar 6 will not only debut first, it will probably get a mid-cycle update before the Tesla Roadster debuts, if it ever does at all.