Polestar Teases Potential BMW M3 Rival


Polestar will be lifting the wraps off its first performance coupe as an independent carmaker on October 17.

After officially announcing its amicable split from Volvo as a performance division sub-brand, Polestar is wasting no time teasing its upcoming new performance car as an independent carmaker to take on the likes of Mercedes-AMG and BMW’s M division. October 17 has already been penned as the date when Polestar will be lifting the wraps off its new car, but in the meantime the automaker has shared a series of teaser images on its Instagram page giving us an early glimpse of its first car. As teaser campaigns go, this one is rather creative.

Whereas most teaser campaigns either contain a close-up of a panel or a darkened image of a silhouette, Polestar has uploaded a set of square images that form a puzzle with numbered pieces that show a small portion of the car. When put together (image via AutoExpress), the resulting image appears to show segments of a performance coupe featuring wide wheel arches, an aggressive rear diffuser and slim taillights that seem to take styling cues from Volvo. It’s also finished in white which may not sound like a significant detail, but Polestar cars have traditionally been blue so this seems like a way to help Polestar create a new identity as a standalone brand.

Polestar Parts Ways With Volvo To Become Sweden’s Answer To AMG
Polestar Parts Ways With Volvo To Become Sweden’s Answer To AMG
Could Polestar Reveal A 600 HP Mercedes-AMG Fighter This Month?
Could Polestar Reveal A 600 HP Mercedes-AMG Fighter This Month?

Rumors have suggested that Polestar’s performance coupe will produce 600 horsepower by utilizing a plug-in hybrid powertrain from the Volvo XC90 T8. Polestar’s long-term plan is to introduce a range of fully electric performance cars, but whether the car that’s about to be revealed is one of them remains to be seen. At this stage, we still don’t know if Polestar’s first car will be a concept or a production car, but all will be revealed in just over a week.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

Students Create 600-HP Honda Civic Hybrid Rallycross Machine

Deep Orange 9 is our kind of school project.

Is The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Way More Powerful Than Advertised?

Jaguar claims the super sedan has 592 horsepower under the hood.

This Is The Road-Going Porsche 935 Targa Of Our Dreams

Let’s hope someone converts the Porsche 935 for the road in real life, too.

1,200-HP Electric Audi Sets A New World Record Driving Backwards

The Porsche GT2 RS Doesn't stand a chance (even going forward)

Self-Driving Range Rover Sport Navigates One Of UK’s Most Complex Public Roads

It’s another milestone in the quest for fully autonomous driving.

What's Hot