Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 revealed – limited-run 469bhp EV | Evo

6/6/2022 10:54:00 PM

The BST Edition 270 is inspired by last year’s concept, and proof Polestar is all-in for high performance EVs

First previewed at Goodwood FoS 2021, the Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 is a 469bhp take on the all-electric saloon -

The BST Edition 270 is inspired by last year’s concept, and proof Polestar is all-in for high performance EVs

, featuring more power from its dual-motor setup and some significant chassis and styling upgrades. A total of 270 units will be built – hence the name – with no more than 40 coming to the UK, reaching customers in the last quarter of this year.Fundamentally, the Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 shares its technical package with the top-spec Polestar 2 Performance, pairing a dual-motor setup with the larger 78kWh battery. Power is up, though, and quite substantially too at 469bhp – a 72bhp rise – while torque is up 14lb ft to 501lb ft. Polestar hasn’t released performance figures, but you can bank on a subtle improvement on the 4.7sec 0-62mph time and 127mph top speed of the current top-spec car.

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2 , featuring more power from its dual-motor setup and some significant chassis and styling upgrades.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.i30 N Drive-N limited edition for the UK market.Polestar had to implement to make the Precept fit for production.

A total of 270 units will be built – hence the name – with no more than 40 coming to the UK, reaching customers in the last quarter of this year. Fundamentally, the Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 shares its technical package with the top-spec Polestar 2 Performance, pairing a dual-motor setup with the larger 78kWh battery. “We’re looking for sophistication, rather than to take a Volvo and make it handle [like a Polestar]. Power is up, though, and quite substantially too at 469bhp – a 72bhp rise – while torque is up 14lb ft to 501lb ft. No mechanical changes have been made to the i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition, but that’s no bad thing as the standard car is already a comprehensively brilliant hot hatchback combining a 273bhp turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with a bespoke wet eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. Polestar hasn’t released performance figures, but you can bank on a subtle improvement on the 4.” The Porsche Taycan is an obvious rival to the 5, and Polestar is understood to have one at its MIRA facility for benchmarking purposes.7sec 0-62mph time and 127mph top speed of the current top-spec car. The only changes we can discern are a less aggressive diffuser and a spot for a license plate on the bumper.

21 Polestar hasn’t just focused on the powertrain, though, with a new suspension setup featuring bespoke 2-way Ohlins dampers that are manually adjustable from under the bonnet via stylised remote reservoirs up front, although you’ll still need to pull back the wheel arch linings to get to the rears. “It needs to be engaging but also comfortable,” said Swift. The red pinstripes remain, matching the standard red-painted brake calipers. The springs themselves are now 20 per cent stiffer and the ride height has dropped by 25mm, plus there’s a new front strut brace across the front axle. The 4-piston Brembo front brake package is carried across from the current Performance Pack-equipped model.” Further developments include motorsport-derived underbody aerodynamics and a slippery body shape. Aesthetically, the changes are more subtle, with new 21-inch wheels inspired by those found on the Polestar 1 give the car a more dramatic stance. This includes the deletion of all Performance Blue elements inside, replacing the steering wheel-mounted drive mode buttons, all interior stitching and floor mat detailing with red elements. The lower bumper and sills that are usually finished in matt grey are also now painted in body colour, with the option of two exterior colours, plus a further matt grey wrap available. However, Swift disclosed that there’s some “interesting IP [intellectual property]” in the battery technology. See Also: Polestar Invests In Firm That Aims To Deliver 100 Miles Of EV Range In 5 Minutes Overall, though, the production Polestar 5 looks to be staying remarkably close to the Precept’s design, with many of the minor changes only there to adhere to practicality and safety requirements.

For those wanting the full Polestar aesthetic, there’s also an optional full-length body stripe. 21 The BST Edition 270 was previewed by a prototype concept shown at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, one fondly referred to as the ‘Beast’ by Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath – a name that’s not so subtly referenced by the BST moniker. 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.. While Polestar doesn’t plan on making the BST a permanent fixture in the range, this certainly isn’t the beginning and end of its performance EV aspirations, with three new models coming in the next three years, the last being the .