The upcoming Polestar 5’s powertrain will produce almost 900hp

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by Vijay Pattni | Jun 25, 2022
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The car company that can trace its roots back to a racing driver named ‘Flash’ has announced the thunderbolt that’ll power its most exciting model yet. Polestar has revealed its upcoming 5 will get a dual-motor drivetrain with one helluva punch.

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The four-door GT, scheduled for 2024, is targeting 872hp (650kW) and 900Nm of torque. We’re told this “top-of-the-line electric powertrain” is currently being developed in Sweden and features 800V architecture.

There’s a pair of electric motors, one on the front axle and one on the rear, packaged into a bonded aluminum platform said to be stiffer than a two-seat sports or supercar, which—says Polestar—promises “a driving experience that is as desirable as the design.”

Ah yes, design, a key parameter for Polestar and one of the fledging EV company’s USPs. The 5 GT will take a lot of inspiration from the delectable Precept concept from 2020, which should help it in the car park stakes against the might of rival efforts from Porsche and Audi.

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Polestar’s R&D boss Jörg Brandscheid said: “The new powertrain we are working on will set a new brand benchmark in our high-performing cars. Combining strong electric motor engineering ability with advances in lightweight platform technology is leading to truly stunning drivers’ cars.”

And Polestar boss Thomas Ingenlath said: “Polestar 5 is a company-defining project. Its progressive design and advanced engineering set the tone for Polestar’s future.”

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Watch this space. Or watch the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it’ll be doing ‘flash’ demonstration runs.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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