The 500-HP EV looks awesome to drive.
Polestar's chief test driver has gotten behind the wheel of the Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 to show off what this electric vehicle is capable of doing at the race track.
Last year, Polestar released a rare special edition model called the BST 270. Based on the 2023 Polestar 2, the BST Edition 270 was limited to, you guessed it, 270 units worldwide. With so few allocated for production, very few people will have the chance to drive this 476-horsepower EV. You can at least get a good idea of how it drives by watching the Chief Test Driver slide it around the Ascari Track in Spain.
Joakim Rydholm takes viewers on a tour of the BST 270, showing off the specially-tuned, adjustable Ohlins dampers and Pirelli P Zero tires. The BST 270 sits 25 millimeters lower than a standard Polestar 2 with 20% stiffer springs for greater track performance.
Like the standard car, the BST 270 packs two electric motors driving all four wheels. The dual-motor Polestar 2 produces 408 hp, but a recent OTA update lets owners upgrade to the 476 hp output of the special edition. For a one-time fee of $1,195, the upgrade brings the 0-60 mph time down from 4.5 to 4.2 seconds. With a 78 kWh battery, the Polestar 2 can travel 260 miles on a charge with the dual motor setup. Unfortunately, the BST upgrades drop the range to 248 miles.
The video shows the Polestar engineers setting up the car for the Ascari track, putting the dampers to their maximum stiffness setting. On the BST 270, the front suspension can be adjusted using the knobs located under the hood. Owners still need to reach under the car to adjust the rear suspension.
We wish Rydholm would have pushed the car a bit harder in the video, but he is still able to show off the Polestar 2's tail-happy nature. The BST 270 may be sold out, but Polestar 2 customers can still match the performance if they want.