Last October, Polestar 1 made its debut and making rounds, but none of us has seen it moving. Thankfully, we will get an opportunity in coming days as Volvo has announced that it will show the hybrid sports coupe in full swing. Polestar 1 will run in full public view at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. Polestar 1 will be driven by company’s chief test driver Joakim Rydholm. It will run for the enjoyment for crowd who will gather at this event. Joakim Rydholm is national-level rally driver and also former chassis engineer at Volvo and Saab.
In a statement he said that he is quite excited to drive Polestar 1 up the hill and it has been his long time ambition. Polestar 1 draws inspiration from 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe. Thus hybrid sports coupe uses hybrid powertrain. It combines 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol engine and pair of electric motors at the rear. Integrated starter motor gives Polestar 1 a combined output of 600 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque. Polestar is preparing it for production in a new facility China and currently, development is going.
Polestar 1 is based on Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) just like the Volvo S90. Polestar’s CEO Thomas Ingenlath said that the response for the car in UK and North Europe has been phenomenal and at this event they will try to build a bond between the brad and enthusiasts. After Goodwood Festival of Speed, it will be making its North American debut at Pebble Beach in the month of August. So, if you are unlucky to miss out at Goodwood, make sure you visit US in August to catch it on action. Stay tuned to our website to know more about this hybrid coupe from the Goodwood.