Polestar has already showcased its forthcoming 5 flagship with a concept called Precept. now the all-electric Swedish brand is previewing how it might introduce an emotional 2+2 convertible with this dramatic-looking creation, called O2.
The show automobile is also created to verify that the modular aluminium architecture that will form the base of the 5 can be adapted to also support a a lot more dynamic, focused sports car. and Polestar’s boss, Thomas Ingenlath, has already suggested that while no firm production plans are in place, he has a long-term vision of adding such a model to his brand’s line-up.
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The O2 is a 4.7 metre-long 2+2 – so closer in length to a BMW 4 series Coupe than the shorter Porsche 911. Polestar’s engineers modified the 5’s platform by removing the ‘foot garages’ – in effect, the holes in the battery floor used on that car to supply rear footwells. This indicates the O2’s wheelbase is 400mm shorter than that of the 5, but the battery capacity and motor specification could be the same. However, Polestar hasn’t detailed any technical info for the O2 concept.
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Ingenlath told us that the O2’s dramatic styling – which includes a deeply scalloped bonnet and pronounced, squared-off haunches over the rear wheels, is “realistic”. “Our concept cars have the spirit of being tangible,” he said. “From a packaging perspective, and how it is constructed, it is possible to put a car like the O2 into production.