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Polestar CEO Interested In Making A Production O2

When it was unveiled earlier this year, Polestar's O2 concept served as a breathtaking representation of what the fledgling EV maker is capable of. This 2+2 droptop shares many components with what will soon become the Polestar 5 grand tourer, including a shortened version of its bonded aluminum platform. Many would agree that the O2 would make an extraordinary flagship model if it ever made it to production, and company CEO Thomas Ingenlath wants to make that dream a reality.

While speaking with Top Gear, he expressed his interest in giving the O2 the green light. "My ambition is to make it a production car," he said, "but it's not that easy. You have to respect the complexity." Maintaining the O2's incredible styling while turning it into a working vehicle would be challenging indeed, and Ingenlath wants to take a careful look at the concept and see where it would stand in the Polestar lineup. "We have to see where the O2 is going. When you've painted a painting, it's always good to let it rest, and look at it after a couple of months and still see if it's a good painting."

The O2 was the star of the show in Polestar's array of vehicles at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, alongside a working prototype of the upcoming Polestar 5. Even though the automaker still refuses to discuss the O2's engineering bits, it's clear that a production version would share its powertrains with the 5. At Goodwood, Polestar revealed that the electric four-door will have a dual-motor setup in the front and rear, pumping out 870 horsepower in its most powerful variant.

"It's amazing what you can do with electric engines. It's amazing, it's great, and it's super to do that," Ingenlath commented. "I'm 100 percent sure the guys in the UK team and our tuning specialists in Gothenburg will make [the 5] an enjoyable car for drivers."

That being said, a production version of the O2 would be an outstanding flagship vehicle that is designed and engineered in a way that only Polestar can. And with the 5's 870-horsepower powertrain in the form of a droptop? Yes, please.

Would you want to see the O2 go into production?

Source: Top Gear

Images: Polestar

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Aug 14, 2022



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