Polestar 6: the electric road starts in 2026

Polestar 6: the electric road starts in 2026

Polestar 6 with up to 884 hp (2026)
First Edition sold out – Porsche Benchmark

After sedans and SUVs, there will be an open Polestar in 2026: number six will be an electric roadster with a folding hardtop. The technical basis is provided by the Polestar 5 sedan, which has also been announced. The announced Launch Edition is already sold out.

Polestar in five years – CEO Thomas Ingenlath wants his brand to be able to “compete with Porsche for the best electric sports car”. The Swedish-Chinese electric car maker showed in March 2022 with a concept car that this doesn’t just mean the Taycan. Research into an open-top electric car is aimed at the successor to the electric 718 (Boxster and Cayman) announced by Porsche.

Edward Trinh, Product Planning Manager at Polestar in Australia, confirmed the comparison with Porsche. “The 911, the Taycan — those are the types of cars we’re looking at. We think they’re the benchmarks in the automotive industry,” he told Drive magazine.

The roadster, called the Polestar O2, uses a four-door chassis and design language Commandment2025 as Polestar 5 goes in series. This technical balance is also done in rows.

The Polestar 6 is coming in 2026

The electric car brand has now confirmed: The Polestar O2 Research will become a production model. The road will start in 2026. After Polestar numbers its cars in order, the sports model is then called Polestar 6. However, the order of the first impressions is well chosen, because if you look at the future portfolio with Polestar 2 (crossover sedan), 3 ( SUV), 4. (SUV coupé ) and 5 (sports sedan), then the numbers also show leadership. The open Polestar 6 sits on top.

Polestar 5: 4 doors technically related in the picture


With a platform made of aluminum combined with 800 volt technology, the drive train should also be adopted from the Polestar 5. Up to 650 kW (884 hp) and 900 Nm of torque are possible. The Polestar 6 should be able to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h.

The special 2026 series is already sold out

Those who were interested in it were obviously as fast as a car. The special LA Concept Edition series announced for the market launch was already sold out a week after it was announced. As announced by Polestar, all 500 production sites have already been allocated. The special model is said to be reminiscent of the O2 study with 21-inch rims and a light blue color. In response to strong demand, the company plans to offer production reservations for regular production versions of the Polestar 6 throughout 2022. These will be released after the first 500 LA Concept Edition cars have been built.

Chassis and interior made from recycled materials

Looking back at the study, which already showed some aspects of series production: The body made of a new thermoplastic mono-material is placed on the “very hard” chassis of the O2, according to Ingenlath. Reinforcement should not be necessary despite the retractable folding roof. Polyester for external and internal thermoplastic panels is made from recycled materials. The aluminum components of the chassis are marked for optimum handling. While Amri, with a length of five meters and a wheelbase of 3.1 meters, is also in the same design. Porsche Taycan well, the O2 with a length of 4.7 meters and a wheelbase of 2.7 meters is a 2+2 open seat.

Polestar O2 (2022)


A 15-inch display in the cockpit and the same design language as the Command – both subjects also share an aluminum chassis

Sure, the current Cayman is shorter at about 4.40 meters, but it also only offers space for two passengers. Behind the Polestar O2, a drone is waiting to be sent into the ultra-high altitude space. It can accompany and record journeys freely at speeds of up to 90 km/h. Videos can be edited directly on the 15-inch center display in the O2 cockpit and shared from there.

Aerodynamics, with details hidden in the design such as channels integrated with targeted airflow, such as over the wheels or taillights, should help reduce turbulence and thus improve range.

Battery with a capacity of 115 kWh

There is no performance data, but the battery is said to provide a generous 115 kilowatts of power and for the 5 Polestar recently promised up to 884 hp in a two-engine version with a two-speed gearbox like the Porsche Taycan. This means that acceleration values ​​from 0 to 100 km / h of almost three seconds should already be in the Polestar 5 – and even more in the small O2. For better efficiency, a second motor should be installed Polestar 5 Unfortunately, they are mechanically separated.

For the series, the brand initially considers the schedule until 2025: He sees it. Polestar 3 An SUV the size of the Porsche Cayenne, which will be released in the US and will be on the market later this year. Together with Polestar 4 compact SUV coupe to follow in 2023 and 5 announced for 2024/25.


Polestar’s model schedule is very tight. A new model will come out every year. After sedans and SUVs, the strategists put their own crown with the Polestar 6 electric road in 2026.