- Video credits Misha Charoudin

The Polestar 1 is surprisingly quick on the Nürburgring

Hidden sportiness?

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Cheaper than supercars, big coupes are also more luxurious and comfortable. As a result, these vehicles, generally derived from limousines, have a more relaxed and less sporty ride. However, some models stand out from the crowd and may even surprise you with their character.

This is the case of the Polestar 1, which hides its game particularly well. Despite the sporty side claimed by Volvo's young subsidiary brand, the Polestar 1 seems gentler than all its rivals because of its Swedish styling. It's only after the first few meters behind the wheel that you really realize how hard the engineers have worked.

Racing driver Misha Charoudin took the coupe to the Nürburgring to check the car's real capabilities. The result is surprising since the Polestar 1 follows the curves and bends of the Green Hell without much difficulty. The vehicle even has the distinction of overtaking several sports cars like some BMW M3s.

As a reminder, the Polestar 1 hides under its long bonnet a hybrid engine combining a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with two electric motors for a combined power of 619 bhp and a torque of 1000 Nm. The vehicle weighs 2,300 kg and the all-electric range rises to a record 78 miles (125 km).

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