Polestar gears up for Goodwood

Goodwood Festival of Speed, taking place from 12-15 July, will see the first dynamic appearance of the Polestar 1.

Festivalgoers will see prototype #004 of the two-door Electric Performance Hybrid charge up the famous hill climb. The drive is part of the continued global launch of the Polestar brand and the Polestar 1.

Polestar driver Joakim Rydholm said, ‘It’s an opportunity for enthusiasts and the public to get a closer look at the design and performance of the car as it continues its real-world performance, chassis and suspension-testing programme. I am really excited to drive the Polestar 1 prototype up the hill at Goodwood. Driving the hill climb has been a long-time ambition for me, and to be able to do it in the same prototype in which we’ve spent so many months of development time, is truly special.’

Thomas Ingenlath, chief executive officer of Polestar, said, ‘I’m thrilled that we’re going to be at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – it’s everything a big car event should be: full of passion, enthusiasm and a chance to get really close to the cars. The response to the Polestar 1 from the UK and northern Europe has been fantastic and we see this event as a vital part of our continued ‘global handshake’ with enthusiasts and our customers around the world. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet so many people who share our passion for Polestar and the future of the brand.’

First customer deliveries are scheduled for in mid-2019.