What is this mysterious prototype?
The Polestar 2 is not only now in showrooms but owners also received their first over-the-air updates in late February. Last week, the all-electric brand announced this Tesla Model 3 rival is receiving a new Harmon Kardon sound system. And now we're getting the distinct feeling another announcement is just around the corner. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath teased on Instagram what appears to be a hotter Polestar 2.
A pair of front images (not the best quality) of the electric sedan prototype wearing larger 21-inch four-spoke wheels that apparently come directly from the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe. The 21s are not currently an option on the 2. The vehicle's ride height has also been dropped by over an inch.
Also notice the new fender flares and lower body trim in the same white exterior shade, which looks great with the contrasting black roof and side mirror casings. The second image posted is an up-close look at one of the wheels, revealing larger Brembo brake discs and calipers. The latter might be Akebono units also found on the Polestar 1; Ingenlath listed "Akebono" and "Brembo" as hashtags, which also included "Experiment," "prototype" and "tuning." The caption in the second post says "PS2BST 1(7)" and we honestly have no idea what that means.
We've reached out to Polestar seeking additional details and we'll update this space if we hear back. We wouldn't at all be against a high-performance Polestar 2 hitting the market.
The existing model already has 408 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque, plus a 0-60 mph time of just 4.1 seconds. It's nice seeing Polestar taking advantage of its Polestar 1 parts bin. The final build slots of the gorgeous coupe opened up last month and once they're filled, the $155,000 PHEV will be discontinued for good.
It's sad news for sure but the company has already confirmed a production-spec version of the Precept concept is on its way. Like the 2, it'll be a pure battery-electric. High-performance versions of all Polestar models would be a great addition to the lineup as Ingenlath's prototype teasers definitely indicate.