New Polestar 5 debuts at Goodwood Festival of Speed

July 14, 2023 by

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The stunning Polestar Precept will hit the roads as the Polestar 5 in 2024, and this four-door coupe has made its debut on the hill at Goodwood Festival of Speed. Read on for full details on this brand-new electric car.

  • New Polestar 5 debuts at Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • Electric luxury saloon based on the Precept concept
  • Striking exterior design
  • Minimalist interior
  • Over 300 miles of range possible
  • Will come with LiDar self-driving tech
  • Set to arrive sometime in 2024

It’s been a while now since the Polestar Precept concept was first revealed, and it’s slowly becoming a reality in the form of the new Polestar 5 which is confirmed to arrive in 2024.

This luxury electric saloon will go up against alternatives such as the Audi e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan when it comes to market, and it’s been spotted testing for the first time.

This luxury four-door coupe will be an alternative to the Audi e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan when it comes to market, and it will have up to 884hp.

Polestar 5 design

Polestar has already teased the 5’s design a couple of times, and it looks like it’ll stay more or less the same as the Precept.

Compare it with the rear of that car (below) and you can tell it has a very similar shape, if not a touch smoother. It has the same thin light strip wrapping around the tail, and it looks as though there’s a full-length glass roof as well.

You can expect the front end to look very much the same as the Precept, too. The 5 made an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, albeit in camouflage, however you can still see the similarities to the concept car.

You can see the split headlights poking out of the wrap, just like those on the Precept. It also has a similar minimalist front end design to other Polestar models.

Polestar 5 interior

Pictured below is the interior of the Polestar Precept concept. Look familiar? That’s because it looks very similar to the new Polestar 3’s cabin. This could therefore be a very rare case of a concept car going into production with very few changes.

Expect the finished road car to get a button-free dashboard with most of the controls operated through a slick-looking central touchscreen, likely with some sort of Google integration like the 2 and 3.

It’s likely the Polestar 5 will come with five seats rather than the Precept concept’s four, although the option of a more luxurious layout with two wider, more comfortable back seats may be on the cards.

Polestar 5 batteries and motors

There’s been no word yet on what kind of electric setup the Polestar 5 will have but, as the most expensive car in the brand’s lineup, it’ll no doubt improve on the entry-level Polestar 2’s 273 miles of range.

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath has previously suggested the maximum range could be capped at about 310 miles, though the tradeoff of this would be a lighter battery and thus better performance.

While it’s not been officially confirmed, the new Polestar 5 is likely to come with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup. The prototype shown at the Goodwood Festival of Speed has a whopping 884hp, 120hp more than the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.

The Porsche can do 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds, so with al that added power this Polestar could get closer to 2.5 seconds.

Polestar 5 self-driving technology

Polestar has confirmed that the 5 will be available with the same LiDar technology as you’ll get on the Polestar 3.

LiDar sensors allow the car’s safety systems to spot hazards much more effectively at high speeds, as well as at night. A similar system is also fitted to the new Volvo EX90, and you can find out more about that car in the video above.

Polestar 5: When is it coming?

The Polestar 5 is expected to go on sale sometime in 2024, following a full reveal earlier in the year.

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