Polestar Precept: From concept to car, episode 9
Performing under pressure. The Chassis and Vehicle Dynamics teams were given a task and a hard deadline, to get a Polestar 5 prototype ready for the Goodwood hillclimb.
While showcasing an early development product is thrilling, the stakes are high. But the Chassis and Vehicle Dynamics teams are not ones to shy away from a challenge.So, as car enthusiasts got ready for one of the biggest events in the automotive calendar, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Polestar’s Chassis and Vehicle Dynamics teams worked persistently to get the Polestar 5 prototype ready for the big climb. Steering, suspension, tyres, and more had to be calibrated before taking the prototype up the hill.The hillclimb is one of the event’s main attractions, and a bucket list opportunity even for the most seasoned drivers. For the Vehicle Dynamics team, it serves another purpose: the opportunity to evaluate the car’s dynamics in real-world conditions. Having done only small amounts of road testing, the team hadn’t yet been able to push the car properly. The hillclimb would therefore be invaluable.Learn about the chassis and vehicle dynamics preparations for the Polestar 5 prototype and the lead-up to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, in episode 9 of the documentary series “From Concept to Car”.See all episodes and subscribe here.
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