Even though the Polestar 6 won’t be going into production until 2026, the carmaker still has interesting things planned for its electric roadster. Polestar had first stated that it would only produce 500 units of the open-top grand tourer, but it appears that it has changed its mind and would now produce the vehicle in response to demand. Furthermore, the high demand for the 6 is well known.
A week following the car’s August 16 manufacturing announcement, reservations were received for every one of the 500 build slots. Reserved construction slots don’t quite qualify as sales, but they do show that there is a high demand for the electric roadster in production. In a recent interview with Autocar, Thomas Ingenlath, the CEO of the company, stated that Polestar “would not stop at 500 if people want it.”
Polestar O2 Electric Roadster Concept
Shortly after the Polestar 6’s launch in August of this year, Ingenlath announced that the first 500 reservation holders will receive the first-ever electric grand tourer. At some time in 2026, this procedure will start, and after the cars are given to their new owners, the company will resume normal production in response to demand. The CEO of Polestar stated that there is already “high interest from our customers” in the 6, calling it an electric roadster “that appeals to even the most die-hard petrolheads.”
The Polestar 6 is an impressive device, at least in theory. Based on the same 800-volt EV design as the Polestar 5, this roadster has a folding hardtop roof. It has a dual-motor drivetrain that provides good for 884 horsepower (650 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque. This is enough power for a 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) acceleration in just 3.2 seconds. The top speed is electronically governed at 155 mph (250 kph).
Polestar used the O2 idea to preview the production 6’s design. Polestar chose to put the roadster on the assembly lines despite the CEO of the company expressing reservations about bringing the concept to market, mostly as a result of the tremendous demand from prospective buyers.