Next Polestar 2 Teased with Reveal Coming March 21

A more powerful variant of the Polestar 2 is in the works, as hinted by both the automaker and CEO Thomas Ingenlath on Twitter. The company shared a static image with a caption suggesting an exciting announcement on March 21.

Ingenlath’s tweet included a short video featuring glimpses of the front fascia and a front wheel, teasing the “Next edition of our Polestar 2.” Details remain scarce, but the black wheels, Pirelli P Zero tires, and gold Brembo calliper suggest an update for the Polestar 2 BST Edition 270.

Check out the teaser video below from Ingenlath:

We can see the full image of what was teased in the video above, from the Polestar Twitter account below:

Last year, the BST Edition 270 was introduced as a high-performance version of the Polestar 2. The 2023 model was a dual-motor 2 equipped with Pilot, Plus, and Performance Packs, boasting 469 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 68 hp and 16 lb-ft.

It featured a unique set of Öhlins 2-way adjustable dampers, 20% stiffer springs, an aluminum strut bar, and four-piston Brembo brakes. The tires were replaced with 245/35 Pirelli P Zeros to accommodate the larger 21-inch wheels.

With Polestar’s 2024 model updates offering a Performance Pack option with 455 horsepower, the automaker may be looking to create a more distinct gap between the most potent standard production car and the special edition. The upcoming announcement will reveal what to expect and whether more units will be produced compared to the previous iteration.

Polestar’s origins can be traced back to a Swedish tuning company named Flash Engineering, founded by Jan “Flash” Nilsson in 1996. The company initially focused on motorsports and the tuning of Volvo cars. In 2005, Christian Dahl acquired Flash Engineering and rebranded it as Polestar Performance AB. Under Dahl’s leadership, Polestar continued to work closely with Volvo, enhancing the performance of Volvo cars and participating in motorsports events.

In 2015, Volvo Cars acquired the performance division of Polestar and integrated it as an in-house tuning department. This acquisition led to the development of performance-oriented versions of Volvo vehicles, such as the S60 and V60 Polestar models. However, Christian Dahl retained the Polestar Performance AB business, which later became Cyan Racing.

Two years later, Volvo Cars announced that Polestar would be relaunched as a standalone brand within the Volvo Car Group, focusing exclusively on premium electric vehicles and performance-oriented electrified cars. This decision positioned Polestar as an independent company with its own management and distinct brand identity, while still benefiting from the engineering expertise, manufacturing capabilities, and economies of scale of the Volvo Car Group.

Under this new structure, Polestar released its first car, the Polestar 1, a limited-production plug-in hybrid performance grand tourer, in 2017. The Polestar 2, the brand’s first fully electric vehicle, was unveiled in 2019.