With a four-cylinder engine sending power to the front wheels and a double electric rear axle drive system for the back two, this plug-in hybrid will be capable of producing 600 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. When not scaling mountains, it can go approximately 93 miles on electric power alone.
Joakim Rydholm, Polestar’s chief test driver operating the two-door performance hybrid, had this to say.
“I am really excited to drive the Polestar 1 prototype up the hill at Goodwood. Driving the hill climb has been a long-time ambition for me, and to be able to do it in the same prototype in which we’ve spent so many months of development time, is truly special.”
Polestar has also stated that two production Polestar 1 vehicles will be on display at the event. The expected price tag for the vehicle sits at $155,000 each. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath spoke about the vehicle in a release.
“The response to the Polestar 1 from the U.K. and northern Europe has been fantastic and we see this event [Goodwood] as a vital part of our continued ‘global handshake’ with enthusiasts and our customers around the world. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet so many people who share our passion for Polestar and the future of the brand.”
The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed will be held from July 12-15. The Polestar 1 will debut on American soil in California during Monterey Car Week in August.