New 2024 Polestar 5: final design of UK-developed EV revealed | Autocar

6/6/2022 12:53:00 PM

UK-developed Porsche Taycan rival to get ultra-stiff platform and new battery tech

Polestar's UK-based engineers are readying the Porsche Taycan-rivalling 5 saloon for a 2024 launch, but new images have already given us a good look at the final design

UK-developed Porsche Taycan rival to get ultra-stiff platform and new battery tech

Read our review Back to top Discussions are under way to establish exactly how to tune the 5’s stiff underpinnings to give it its dynamic character.After a busy spring visiting Alabama, Georgia, USC, Miami, and Ohio State, the summer months may be more relaxed for four-star defensive end/tight end KingJoseph Edwards.SANTA MONICA, Calif."The Prime Minister has my 100% backing in today's vote and I strongly encourage colleagues to support him," Truss said on Twitter.

“It’s still to be confirmed where it sits,” said Swift.“We’re looking for sophistication, rather than to take a Volvo and make it handle [like a Polestar]..“If you have a vehicle that rides well and is relatively isolated from road noise and then you get the handling right, you will appeal to those who love driving and also those who just like driving the car without articulating it..” The Porsche Taycan is an obvious rival to the 5, and Polestar is understood to have one at its MIRA facility for benchmarking purposes.premium-icon PREMIUM CONTENT You must be a member to read the full article.However, the Chinese-Swedish manufacturer wants to create a car with more everyday compliance and a rounded edge, rather than chasing truly sports car-like handling.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.

“It needs to be engaging but also comfortable,” said Swift.Subscribe.Subscribe now for instant access to all premium content.“We can push the car in a dynamic direction or a comfort direction without totally sacrificing one or the other.” Further developments include motorsport-derived underbody aerodynamics and a slippery body shape.Polestar isn’t yet discussing the powertrain and battery details of the 5 – prototype testing of which is already under way in the UK and in the Arctic Circle – but performance levels are expected to be prodigious given its range-topping position in the Polestar line-up.However, Swift disclosed that there’s some “interesting IP [intellectual property]” in the battery technology.

Advertisement Back to top Polestar engineers have managed to maintain the look of the Precept concept car through to production.Allen said they look “pretty much identical”, adding: “We use our ability to deliver cars as close as we possibly can to [Polestar CEO and designer] Thomas Ingenlath’s designs inside and out.” To that end, the large panoramic roof remains, as do the long wheelbase and low roof height.“It’s an extremely low car [for an electric car],” said Allen.“Not as low as an internal combustion engine car but close, and they don’t have batteries underneath.

That has been a particular challenge.”.

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