Polestar has presented a new electric prototype, the surprising Concept O₂. This model is an attractive four-seater convertible with a hardtop whose aesthetic draws on the lines of the well-known Polestar Precept, twisting it thanks to its greater aggressiveness and more compact proportions.
This interesting concept car is based on a shortened version of the platform of the future Polestar 5, so its chassis is made of bonded aluminum, a solution that combines lightness and rigidity, which has a positive effect on the dynamic behavior of the car.
Aesthetically we are faced with a muscular and striking vehicle. The Polestar Concept O₂ is quite a speedster because behind the rear seats there are two “humps” that give the whole a very sporty look. The double Y-shaped headlights are similar to those seen on the Polestar Precept, while the glass roof can be removed manually.
In the cabin, recycled polyester is the only material used for many components, making it easy to reuse. The great protagonist of the minimalist dashboard is a 15-inch touch screen in vertical format, following the layout that we can already find in the Polestar 2 saloon.
The Polestar Concept O₂ could be the replacement for the Polestar 1
Although it is not clear if it will be produced in series, the truth is that the Polestar Concept O₂ is presented as a worthy heir to the disappeared Polestar 1 as the top of the range of the Swedish company since its platform has all-wheel drive, can house more than 100 kWh of capacity and has an electrical system of 800 volts.
“The Polestar O₂ […] opens the door to our secret chamber of future potential. This is a sample of what we can design and engineer with the talent and technology we have. It looks amazing, and being able to lower the roof and not hear an engine promises to be a great feeling,” says Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar.
Maximilian Missoni, Head of Design at Polestar, adds: “Polestar O₂ is our vision of a new era for sports cars. By mixing the joy of driving with the top down with the purity of electric mobility, a new mix of emotions is unlocked. But as with all of our cars, we’re about more than straight-line acceleration. It’s when you turn the wheel that the real fun begins. This car is a meeting point between technology and art, between precision and sculpture, with a determined but not aggressive posture.”