The Polestar 6 Is the Electric Roadster BMW Should Have Made a Long Time Ago


A couple of months again, Polestar unveiled the O2 idea, a beautiful EV roadster. It was the discuss of the city for a number of days, as automobile lovers had been in love with its trendy, smooth, top-down design. On the time, Polestar didn’t verify whether or not or not it could construct the beautiful convertible however now, it’s been confirmed. The O2 idea will formally grow to be the Polestar 6 and, not solely will it’s a beautiful, monstrously highly effective EV convertible, it’s the automobile BMW ought to have constructed a very long time in the past.

First, let’s begin with what the Polestar 6 is. It’s an all-wheel drive, dual-motor, all-electric, two-seat roadster with a futuristic design and tons of energy. It seems to be each bit like a Polestar whereas additionally separating itself from the model’s different automobiles. It’s a beautiful piece of automotive design and one that the majority manufacturers must be envious of.

Below that breathtaking sheet metallic is a bespoke, bonded EV structure that gives 800-volt charging and twin electrical motors. The official figures of the Polestar 6 are a whopping 884 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. In line with Polestar, it’ll attain 0-602 mph in 3.2 seconds, which sounds extremely conservative. Until it weighs as a lot as nuclear submarine, the Polestar 6 ought to break into the excessive twos to 60 mph. Polestar additionally claims a high pace of 155 mph however that doesn’t matter as a lot in an EV.

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Now right here’s the place BMW is available in. Or, slightly, the place it didn’t, which is the issue. After Polestar unveiled the O2 idea, the fanatic world went a bit nuts and Polestar did one thing BMW followers may solely dream of their favourite model doing—it took discover.

“With the overwhelming shopper and press response, we took the choice to place this beautiful roadster into manufacturing and I’m so excited to make it a actuality,” stated Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “Polestar 6 is an ideal mixture of highly effective electrical efficiency and the joys of contemporary air with the highest down.”

Hear that, BMW? Polestar got here out with a beautiful idea and followers cherished it, so Polestar truly determined to construct it. Is smart, proper? You understand who else has had many beautiful ideas through the years? BMW. What number of of them had been truly ever made? None. However BMW did not less than make the XM, so I suppose we now have that.

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The worst half is BMW nearly did have an unbelievable, all-electric roadster. The BMW i8 Roadster was clearly a plug-in hybrid nevertheless it had an all-electric mode. And regardless of it being sluggish in that mode, and having a brief vary leash, it was surprisingly satisfying to drive. I keep in mind driving it for the primary time and considering that BMW ought to throw the gasoline engine away and simply make it a full EV roadster. It could have been unbelievable. If BMW did such a factor, or not less than made a pure BEV (battery-electric automobile) successor to the i8 Roadster, it could have capitalized on the very pleasure that Polestar is capitalizing on proper now.

When the Polestar 6 comes out, it’s additionally going to do one thing BMW has by no means achieved—beat Tesla to the punch. Tesla has been boasting about how briskly its theoretical new Roadster is for years, regardless of by no means truly constructing it. Nevertheless, the Polestar 6 won’t solely debut first, it’ll in all probability get a mid-cycle replace earlier than the Tesla Roadster debuts, if it ever does in any respect. If BMW had made an EV roadster that seemed just like the i8, it could have stolen Tesla’s lunch years in the past, which might have put the Bavarians forward of the sport.

I can’t anticipate the Polestar 6 to return out and see the primary true all-electric, topless supercar. However it’ll at all times annoy me that BMW ought to have achieved it first.


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