2024 Polestar 5 EV Prototype Unveiled with 871 Horsepower

Photo: Polestar (via InsideEVs)

Polestar unveiled a pre-production version of the Polestar 5 on Thursday at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, as detailed by InsideEVs.

The automaker’s flagship EV has been described as a “high-performance electric 4-foor GT with proper sports car credentials,” and it’s expected to include a new high-end powertrain currently being developed in Sweden.

The Polestar 5 features an 800-volt architecture, with a dual-motor powertrain shooting for an output of around 650 kW with 900 Newton-meters of system torque — equating to about 871 horsepower. The rear electric motor is said to offer “superior output,” while the front motor serving “high-output”.

While Polestar did not unveil performance specs, the automaker did mention it’s working on a 650kW dual-motor powertrain with a 103-kWh battery. The targeted range is claimed to be 372 miles (600 km) based on the WLTP testing.

Additionally, the Polestar 5 is expected to see vehicle-to-grid charging and bi-directional charging, though it isn’t entirely clear if these features will become available with the Polestar 5.

In a statement, Polestar Head of UK R&D Pete Allen said, “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.”

The Polestar 5 production version isn’t coming until 2024.

Polestar is expected to raise $850 million through a SPAC merger with Gores Guggenheim as early as this week, with the merger expected to be complete on Thursday with a listing hitting the Nasdaq as soon as Friday.