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The Polestar 1 Will Trim 500 Pounds Thanks To A Lot Of Carbon Fiber

The Polestar 1 will be a hyper-advanced, 600-horsepower hybrid sports coupe. And while it probably won’t be too light on its feet, what with the hybrid tech and the mandated safety standards, at least Polestar is using extensive carbon fiber in its construction to cut down on some of that weight. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Polestar Is Going To Make Volvo’s Hybrids More Awesome

Good news if you like hybrids but want them to be fun: Volvo is going to start offering Polestar Engineered editions of their T8 plug-in hybrid S60 and V60 models. This not only brings the performance-oriented Volvo models enthusiasts have wanted to market, but it also proves that there is still light in this world.…Read […]

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These Crazy Volvo Fans Built The AWD Polestar C30 We Always Deserved

The C30 Polestar concept was everything Volvo’s little fun-hatch should have been, with all-wheel-drive and 405 horsepower. But the car buying public only ever got the front-wheel-drive C30, even when Polestar tuned it up. That is, unless you took matters into your own hands and Frankenstein’d an all-wheel-drive C30…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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You’ll Be Able To Order A Polestar 1 By 2019 In The U.S. But Weirdly Not In Sweden

Good Lord, the Polestar 1 looks great. And rather than merely staying as Volvo’s performance arm, now Polestar is its own electric performance brand. You’ll be able to order one of its cars in 2019, but only if you live in one of its five initial launch markets.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here Are More Details And Live Pictures Of The Polestar 1 But There Are Still Lots Of Questions

I’m here in Shanghai, marveling at all the bewildering makes of cars (what’s the one with the starfish badge? The horse head? The one that looks like the Starfleet insignia? More on that soon!) and scrutinizing the Polestar 1 in more detail. Here are the biggest questions I have and the best answers I got […]

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The Polestar 1 Is A Wildly Advanced 600 HP Hybrid Sports Coupe You Can’t Really Own

Polestar has been Volvo’s in-house performance brand since 1996, providing higher-performance versions of Volvo cars, much like Mercedes-Benz’s AMG or BMW’s M. You know how that works. Now, though, Volvo is spinning Polestar off into its own unique brand, with Polestar-badged cars that, while they may share some…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Polestar 1 Will Be A Very Hot Volvo S90-Based Performance Coupe

I have very high hopes for the newly standalone Polestar brand. Volvo has been hitting home run after home run as of late and I can only imagine Polestar will be like that, but better. Even the name of the upcoming Polestar car is cool: the Polestar 1. Damn!Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Polestar Will Be The Electric AMG Of Volvo

Polestar, Volvo’s official performance arm, announced back in June that it would offer Polestar-branded cars without a Volvo logo, as well as begin to develop performance electric cars, à la Tesla. Yesterday, the company took to its Instagram account to announce the end of… something. Perhaps Polestar-tuned Volvo…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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