Polestar aims for the heart

Riley Riley

Polestar has confirmed it will build an all-electric chop-top.

Based on the recently revealed O2 concept, it is expected to be launched in 2026 as the Polestar 6.

The hard-top convertible will be built on Polestar’s bespoke bonded aluminium platform.

Developed in-house, it will feature the high-performance, 800-volt electric architecture already confirmed for Polestar 5.

This includes output of up to 650kW and 900Nm from a dual motor powertrain, a targeted 0-100 km/h time of 3.2 seconds and top speed of 250km/h.

The concept features a low and wide body with an assertive stance, compact 2+2 cabin design, minimal overhangs and a long wheelbase, embody classic sports car proportions but with a clearly modern, electric feel.

Polestar’s Head of Design, Maximilian Missoni, describes the car as a meeting point between technology and art, between precision and sculpture, with a determined but not aggressive stance.

A new thermoplastic mono-material features extensively in the interior.

Recycled polyester is the sole material used for all the soft components of the interior: foam, adhesive, 3D knit fibres and non-woven lamination.

This simplifies recycling and is a significant step towards greater circularity, while also reducing weight and waste.

To celebrate the launch of the convertible, 500 numbered units called the Polestar 6 LA Concept edition, will be offered first.

They will be painted an exclusive ‘Sky’ blue exterior, light leather interior and unique 21-inch wheels of the original Polestar O₂ concept.

“With the overwhelming consumer and press response, we took the decision to put this stunning roadster into production and I am so excited to make it a reality,” Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, said.

“Polestar 6 is a perfect combination of powerful electric performance and the thrill of fresh air with the top down.”

Further technical details and specification confirmations will be released as the production car becomes reality, leading up to the expected launch in 2026.

For more information and to reserve a build slot, visit polestar.com/polestar-6.


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