Swedish-Chinese company Polestar has unveiled the Polestar 2 Arctic Circle show car. This car is based on the Polestar 2 serial compact electric liftback, but differs from it in preparation for driving on icy and not very high-quality roads in the Far North.
The ground clearance relative to the original car is increased by 30 mm – up to 197 mm, instead of standard wheels, 245/35 R19 studded wheels with light alloy wheels are used (each wheel has up to 490 studs), Ohlins shock absorbers with 30% less stiffness are also used than the standard ones. The particularly effective Brembo brakes are taken from the optional Performance Pack offered to customers of the regular Polestar 2. Also added is the so-called launch control, i.e. launch control for a quick start.
The power of the engines has also been increased. The Polestar 2 Arctic Circle show car is equipped with two electric motors with a combined output of 350 kW (469 hp) and a torque of 680 Nm, the drive is permanent all-wheel drive.
From an exterior point of view, the Arctic Circle has a few highlights such as LED spotlights, massive front and rear towing eyes, and a matte gray body paint with white livery. Recaro sports front seats are installed in the cabin for the driver and front passenger. Snow shovel included.
Recall that Polestar is advertising the Polestar 2 for the second time with the construction of a show car. In 2021, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed sports car festival, the company showed the Experimental Polestar 2, a version of the model modified for asphalt racing.
Polestar is a joint venture between Volvo Cars and China’s Geely (who also owns Volvo Cars). Polestar is headquartered in Gothenburg (Sweden), and the machines are manufactured at a factory in Zhejiang (China).