Everything you need to know about Polestar’s electric roadster concept


The Polestar 6 isn’t expected to launch until 2026, but it’s already generating a lot of excitement. In March 2022, Polestar, the Swedish electric car company, unveiled the next electric roadster to the interested public. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said the Polestar 6 had to be the perfect combination of the thrill of fresh air and powerful electric performance. Let’s run through everything we know so far about Polestar’s electric roadster concept car.

By the way, what is a roadster?

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A roadster is a sports car with an open roof and only two seats. These types of cars also have a fabric or metal folding roof. Many people confuse roadsters with convertibles, and the fact that there aren’t comprehensive classification rules for body styles doesn’t help much. A convertible is a passenger car with a retractable roof, four seats and two doors.

Polestar 6 Specifications

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Although Polestar has not released engine specifications for the Polestar 6, according to the automaker, the Polestar 6 will have an estimated range of over 300 miles with a targeted top speed of 155 mph. It should have the ability to take just 3.1 seconds to go from 0 mph to 60 mph, and will have 884 horsepower with an 800-volt electric architecture, as well as a two-motor powertrain.

What we do know for sure is that the Polestar 6 will have custom-designed 21-inch alloy wheels, which will provide the roadster with quicker acceleration and stopping power as they weigh less. Less weight also means that the suspension components experience less stress. Alloy rims also help dissipate heat from the brake components faster, preventing them from freezing and squealing when you try to stop.

Polestar 6 design

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The attractive look of the Polestar 6 is influenced by aerospace design for its functionality and appeal. The shape of the car improves aerodynamics, but you won’t see any spoilers on the car. Instead, you’ll find aerodynamic ducts in the taillights and in the wheel arches that double as air gaps to provide ventilation for the batteries. The designers chose a bonded monocoque made from different grades of anodised aluminium, which improves performance and allows greater flexibility in car design while making it incredibly light and responsive.

Another exciting aspect of the Polestar 6 is that the car is recyclable, either recycled to original quality or recycled. The car body has labeled aluminum grades, which means they can also be recycled together and remade.

Polestar 6 Features

The Polestar 6 will feature sustainable material innovations including woven linen composite panels, 3D knit padding and highly recyclable thermoplastic. The car will also feature a portrait-style touchscreen and an infotainment system that adapts to the driver’s movements. The designers say the car will also come with advanced driver assistance features and a digital driver display.

Even though the car isn’t close to launch, the Polestar 6 is already setting an example of what cars can be; recyclable, electric and ecological. The car’s MSRP price is expected to start at $200,000, which puts it outside the affordability range for many people; other automakers will take note of the design and features and eventually implement them in their more affordable vehicles.

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