Polestar have started taking orders for their new Polestar 1 Hybrid Performance Coupe.
Polestar, the 'performance arm' of Volvo Cars, are currently reserving spots on the order list for a mere ZAR 35 000 (€2500). Volvo Car South Africa has said that the Polestar 1 will only be produced in left-hand drive configuration meaning it won't be making its way to South Africa . It has been estimated that the 2+2 coupe will carry a price of at least ZAR 2.2 million (€150 000), and be limited to just 1,500 units.
The sporty coupe has a drivetrain mated to a twincharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with a rear axle housing a pair of electric motors that push out 160kw. They are controlled independently to create torque vectoring. Interestingly, it can drive solely on electric power for up to 150kms, and in full electric mode boasts outputs of 441kw and 1,000nm!
So expect impressive pace and performance, when deliveries commence mid-2019.