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Polestar 2 Shows Its Sportier Side With The BST Edition 270

The Polestar 2 may be the definition of vanilla on the outside, but from behind the wheel, drivers will find plenty of excitement in this EV. But at last year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, Polestar decided to add some extra sportiness to the 2 with a stylish concept called the Beast. The Beast turned out to be so popular, the Swedish automaker decided to bring it to production as a limited-production model. The end result is the 2023 Polestar 2 BST Edition 270.





Compared to the regular 2, this limited edition is a real looker. The paint-colored bumpers and side skirts have been redesigned for aerodynamic purposes, while the grille receives a meaner design up front. But the BST Edition's signature design highlight is the matte black stripe running from front to rear, with a bold '2' on the hood. If you don't care for the flashy stripe, then you're in luck, as it's a $1,000 option. Black 21-inch alloy wheels are wrapped in a bespoke set of 245/35R21 Pirelli P Zero Tires, which were modified specifically for this special 2.






Customers can choose from two standard exterior colors, Snow and Thunder, but a Battleship Gray satin paint job is also offered an an option. Other exterior parts, including the brake calipers and valve caps, feature gloss black and gold accents. The same theme is applied to the interior, where gold seatbelts stand out against the Charcoal cabin.





Now to the actual mechanical improvements, as the BST Edition 270 isn't just an appearance package. The performance figures are nearly identical to the Beast concept's, with 470-horsepower (or 350 kW) dual electric motors paired with a 78 kWh battery. Any standard Polestar 2 would feature less powerful motors, which also means fewer horsepower. Elsewhere, the suspension sits 1 inch lower with a tweaked setup for a more responsive experience and better handling. There are also new dampers, stiffened springs, and a new front strut bar, though the brakes don't undergo any changes.




As the name suggests, only 270 units of this special edition will be sold, and are available exclusively to customers in the US, Europe, and China. However, only 47 of them are destined for America. Any prospective buyers can place their interest on Polestar's website, if they are willing to pay about $75,500, which is a steep increase over the standard 2's $40,900 base price. Deliveries are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year.


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Images: Polestar

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