The 600-hp Polestar hybrid was tested beyond the Arctic Circle

The 600-hp Polestar hybrid was tested beyond the Arctic Circle

April 19, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Power units and electronic systems of the hybrid coupe Polestar 1 were tested at extremely low temperatures

Former factory tuner Volvo, and now an independent company Polestar, published a video with the tests of the hybrid sports car Polestar 1. Tests were held outside the Arctic Circle in extreme conditions at minus 28 degrees Celsius.

In the tests, the engineers of the Swedish brand optimized the chassis settings and traction distribution function, and also checked the operation of power units and electronic systems at extremely low temperatures.

The hybrid coupe Polestar 1 debuted in October 2017, and its next show will take place at the end of April at the Beijing Motor Show. The car with a body from carbon was equipped with a hybrid power unit, which included a two-liter petrol turbo and two electric motors. In total, the aggregates produce 600 hp and 1000 Nm of torque. The power reserve is exclusively for electric traction – 150 kilometers.

The company Polestar will produce only 500 copies of the coupe annually. The cost of the hybrid will be about 160 thousand dollars.