Be jealous of the test drivers. For them, a typical workday is like a scene from The Fast and the Furious franchise, sitting behind the steering wheel of a Polestar 1, blasting down tracks, surface roads and highways, seeking to calibrate and optimise the various systems of the car as they labour to create the best experience possible for future drivers.
They are deep in the Driver Experience phase of testing now. To be specific, it’s the Polestar 1’s grip and steering responsiveness which are being tested. The software which controls the torque vectoring is also being calibrated.
Luckily for the test drivers, the best way to perform these tests is to unleash the Polestar 1, channelling their inner James Bond as they rip down the tarmac. From the 45° banked roads of the High Speed Track to the rain-soaked asphalt of the country roads, the Polestar 1 is being driven at speeds in excess of 200 km/h to determine just how responsive and predictable it is.
We’re also jealous of the test drivers. We tried to live vicariously through them by filming one of their typical workdays.
The aim of a halo car is to capture people’s imaginations. To get them talking. And keep them talking. In that sense, Polestar 1 has more than fulfilled its purpose. Now an era is drawing to a close. To commemorate its life in the limelight, we decided to enhance its star qualities further. Because if you’re going to say goodbye, you might as well do it in style.
China is the world’s largest EV market. It’s also Polestar’s second home, the site of all of our manufacturing facilities, and the place that enables us to realise our technological and design ambitions on the scale required to truly drive (see what we did there) the e-mobility revolution.