Building on the stylistic language and different building solutions of the 2021 Precept proposal, Polestar’s second concept car – called the O2 – is the Swedish manufacturer’s vision for an ‘electric’ driving experience that combines all the benefits of battery-powered mobility with the benefits of plein air travel, but Also a way to keep one away from Volvo’s parent company.
“The O2 Concept is the emblematic car of our brand” – said Thomas Enginlat, CEO of Polestar – and opens a window into the secret door to our potential future. It is actually a taste of what we can create and design using the talent and technology we have in-house. It is incredible: lowering the roof and not hearing the engine noise is a prerequisite for sensations that you have not experienced before. ”
Developed in-house by the UK’s Polestar R&D team, this innovative electric “discovery” is based on a cohesive aluminum platform derived from the Polestar 5 platform. The high quality and rigidity of the aluminum platform aims to achieve greater dynamic response, as well as smaller rolling angles. and the high damping of the car’s body movements in an agile and direct driving feel.
“The Polestar O2 is our proposal for a new generation of sports cars – stated Maximilian Missoni, Head of Design at Polestar – and combines open-top driving pleasure with the purity of electric mobility. It does so by unleashing a new blend of car-tested emotions.”
The look of the Polestar O2 underscores how the evolution of the brand’s design language can be adapted to different body styles, while maintaining a strong shared identity. In this case, the body is low and wide with sporty suspension and a compact 2+2 passenger compartment. The minimal overhang and long wheelbase exemplify the proportions of a classic sports car but with a modern and distinctly electric touch.
Polestar O2 also shows advances in sustainability and technology. The new monomer thermoplastic (recycled polyester) is the only material used for all the soft components of the interior: foam, adhesives, 3D knitted fibers and non-woven fabric laminated panels. A solution that simplifies recycling and represents an important step towards greater circularity, while reducing weight and waste. In a world increasingly driven by social media, Polestar O2 also brings with it technology innovation designed to create photos and videos while travelling. The car is actually equipped with an integrated drone for video shooting.
Developed in collaboration with Aerofugia Hoco Flow, the drone can be used while the car is in motion and is housed in a compartment behind the rear seats in a “quiet” area. At this point, negative pressure allows for autonomous take-off and landing at a speed of up to 90 km / h.
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