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Polestar to sell its limited-edition high-performance EV called ‘Beast’

Polestar to sell its limited-edition high-performance EV called ‘Beast’

Swedish automaker Polestar is reportedly planning to begin limited production of its experimental electric vehicle called the ‘Beast’ in mid-2022. The vehicle's estimated price is USD 75,500, with an additional USD 1,400 for destination charges.

Sources claim that it intends to construct nearly 270 units of the fastback sedans, with 47 vehicles destined for the US marketplace. The BST edition 270, named after the units that will be assembled, will most likely be available only in Europe, China, and North America.

It has a dual-motor configuration and 476 horsepower, which is more than the 408 horsepower of the production model. The vehicle's stance has been expanded by 10 millimeters on both sides, and its height will be shortened by 25 millimeters to strengthen track-handling potential.

Evidently, the latest model will retain some of Polestar's older features, such as 275/30R21 Pirelli Pzero Rosso performance tires and the 9 x21 inch wheels. This version, however, is likely to have 4-piston Brembo brakes.

Aside from that, the model will feature Öhlins 2-way adjustable dampers placed under the bonnet for superior responsiveness, as well as a front strut bar to boost sturdiness.

It will be available in the colors Thunder or Snow, with the option of adding a center matte black racing stripe for an additional USD 1,000.

The deliveries of the vehicle will begin in the fourth quarter of this year, and potential buyers can join the waiting list posted on the website, from which a select few will be chosen by the company.

It is worth noting that Polestar began as a Volvo sub-brand and has evolved into one of the most intriguing EV manufacturers of the present day.

Polestar is co-owned by Volvo and its parent company Geely, which recently announced plans to make the EV manufacturer public in the first half of this year.

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