Polestar is built on sportiness, electric power, and a design that is both elegant and evocative. We've confirmed this with all of its cars so far. The Polestar 1 has the most power, with 600 hp, thanks to its plug-in hybrid engine. The Polestar 2 is the newest car and is already an electric SUV. With the Polestar 3 SUV coming out in October, the Polestar 4 coming out in 2024, and the Polestar 5 luxury sedan coming out in 2025, the brand will have a full lineup missing only the Polestar 6 electric sports car.
The Swedish company owned by the Geely Group has confirmed that the Polestar 6 will be its supercar starting in 2026. It will be an electric car based on the Polestar O2 prototype, a hardtop convertible sports car that was shown in March of this year.
The 2026 Polestar 6 electric sports car will be aimed directly at the North American market, which is shown by the fact that the prototype was established in Los Angeles, the Pebble Beach Contest of Elegance was chosen to announce its arrival, and a special launch edition called the LA Concept was announced to pay tribute to the prototype with 500 units that will have the same Sky Blue color on the outside and the same 21-inch wheels.
Electric cars with 800-volt architectures will become more common than those with 400-volt architectures, which are the most common right now. This is because 800-volt architectures allow for better performance, more extended range, and twice as fast charging times. So, it makes sense that Polestar has confirmed that the Polestar 6 electric sports car will be based on an 800-volt architecture and an aluminum platform that Polestar made itself.
According to the company, its electric motors will have 650 kW (884 hp) of power and 900 Nm of maximum torque, which is enough to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and reach 250 km/h (the top speed will be limited electronically). The CEO of Polestar, Thomas Ingenlath, says that the Polestar 6 electric sports car is the perfect mix of powerful electric performance and fun driving with the top down. "We decided to make this amazing convertible because the prototype was well received, and I am very excited to be able to do so," he says.
The Swedish supercar's final look and details will be shown soon. Anyone who wants a Polestar 6 or the unique Polestar 6 LA Concept version can reserve one starting in August.