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Polestar's CEO has teased a pretty awesome looking prototype

Is it a high-performance version of the Polestar 2?

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Ever since its launch, the Polestar 2 has been one of the hottest properties in the electric car market. A direct competitor to the Tesla Model 3, the car's now been out long enough to receive its first over-the-air updates and there's also been an announcement that it'll be receiving a Harmon Kardon sound system as an optional extra. Those are not the only potential new things that could be coming to the Polestar 2 around the corner though, as Polestar's CEO Thomas Ingenlath took to his personal Instagram early last month to tease what could potentially be something very awesome indeed...

Whilst it mostly looks like a normal common-or-garden Polestar 2, this prototype has quite a few key differences. It sits over an inch lower than the Polestar 2 usually does, it's running on 21-inch wheels from the Polestar 1 which are currently not an option on the 2 and you can see some pretty massive gold brake calipers through them! There are also some new exterior styling cues, most notably new fender flares and a new lower body trim that matches the white exterior colour of the prototype. They're pretty subtle, but something that people who know their cars will definitely be able to spot before even seeing those massive gold brakes.

Another interesting part of that post is the two companies that have been hashtagged in the caption. Akebono and Ohlins, two companies that have a lot of expertise in creating parts for high-performance machinery, have been tagged. Akebono is known for creating seriously powerful brakes and, to my eye at least, it definitely looks like there's some akebono calipers on that prototype.

Whilst it's currently unknown if this is a high-performance version of the Polestar 2, all the signs are definitely pointing to it. Considering the existing AWD model of the 2 already has 408 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque, a performance version would definitely be an absolute monster that could easily keep up with the highest-performance versions of the Tesla Model 3. I guess we'll have to wait and see what Polestar announces next!

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