Unveiled at the IAA show in Munich, the sublime Polestar Synergy could go beyond the concept stage. The Swedish company says it is interested in “ development and construction » of this electric supercar.
Polestar Synergy could enter production
Imagined as part of a design competition, the Polestar Synergy caused a sensation when it was presented in Germany. She was talked about again during “Polestar Day”, organized last week in Los Angeles. Maximillian Missoni, design boss for the Scandinavian brand, believes that this model “ has something special, something we should explore “. The electric supercar could therefore one day have its place in the Polestar range, alongside much more sensible cars.
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At the moment, these are just guesses and the company has no plans to start production yet. On the other hand, the brand’s engineers believe that ” it’s doable “. If the Polestar Synergy took the next step, very few examples would be made. This is often the case for this type of model. The latest example is the Aspark Owl, a Japanese electric supercar which develops 1,980 hp. Only 50 units will be produced.
In any case, the Swedish brand seems attracted by the idea of launching into the manufacture of an electric car inspired by ” through performance, sustainable development and nature “. If it were produced, Polestar specifies that the Synergy would be based on a monocoque, rather than on the new aluminum architecture. Maximillian Missoni is convinced that Polestar “ has the power and potential to create a supercar like this ».
A model made for a design competition
Three people from outside the company were selected to work with the manufacturer’s design teams to develop this concept, two French and one Chinese. They worked for six months alongside Polestar to develop and finalize the design of the supercar. In its final version, it measures 1.07 meters high and 4.65 meters long. The electric model has a few features worth highlighting.
For example, there are those imposing wheel arches and that spectacular light bar at the rear. According to Polestar, the design of the Synergy is inspired by the hammerhead shark. We actually find some characteristics of the animal, notably this large bumper at the front which recalls the head of the fish. Inside, only one seat. You immediately feel that you are in a sporty model with the yoke steering wheel and the racing harness. A large digital screen replaces the dashboard.
Maximillian Missoni is very proud of this project. He believes that he is not “ It is common for design students to benefit from such exposure early in their career. The Polestar Design Community made this possible this year and the presentation of the 1:1 scale concept of the Synregy contributes to this success “. We’ll have to wait a little longer to know if the model will really see the light of day, but it’s on the right track.
On the path to profitability
Perhaps producing an electric car like this could help Polestar reach profitability faster than expected. The brand wants to be profitable by 2025. If the manufacture of a supercar costs a lot of money, its sale brings in no less. Some electric models sell at crazy prices: the B95 produced by Automobili Pininfarina, for example, is worth 4.4 million euros. Or even 3.5 million euros for the Aspark Owl.
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To earn more money on its electric vehicles, Polestar also plans to increase production volumes. The brand is counting in particular on the launch of the 4. The model should enter production within a few weeks and be marketed in China before the end of the year. At the same time, the manufacturer decided to improve the Polestar 2 in order to sell it slightly more expensive. With an electric supercar in its range, the brand would truly change dimension.
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