Polestar dropped new particulars on Polestar 2 BST 230 on Tuesday, showcasing its extraordinarily restricted version model. The newest iteration of the Polestar 2 BST 270, which was launched final 12 months, has obtained vital upgrades from the Swedish automaker. With elevated energy and distinctive beauty options, the automobile stands out from its predecessors.
Polestar not too long ago gave a glimpse of the upcoming model of its BST 270 by a teaser. The BST 270, often known as “beast,” is a strong automobile that already made its debut final 12 months. The newest version is predicted to incorporate further energy and beauty enhancements that set it aside from the earlier mannequin. The earlier model got here with a 78 kWh battery and 469 horsepower, which is greater than the usual 402 horsepower that the dual-motor Polestar 2 offers.
Polestar has managed to extend the ability of the newest version of the BST 270, which was launched final 12 months. The brand new BST 230 boasts an extra seven horsepower whereas sustaining its spectacular 680 Nm of foot torque. Polestar has primarily targeted on “efficiency design” in making modifications from the 270 to the 230. In distinction to the mass-market-oriented Polestar 2, the BST 230 comes with upgrades to its chassis, brakes, dampers, and high-performance EV tires. “Restricted drops just like the BST version 230 permit us to discover colours, graphics, and supplies in quicker and extra inventive methods,” Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath acknowledged. The BST 230 has unique inexperienced Nebula paint, a racing stripe, MicroSuede textile seats, and steering wheel inserts as a part of its beauty options.
The automobile additionally boasts distinctive wheels which are completely designed for the BST version. These 21-inch gloss black diamond-cut alloy wheels are paired with Pirelli P-Zero tires which are optimized for enhancing the EV’s efficiency, dealing with, and traction. Polestar has listed a number of upgrades for the brand new BST 230, together with bespoke Öhlins dampers, adjustable DFV rear and 2-way adjustable DFV entrance, lowered experience peak by round 25mm, entrance strut bar, and bespoke Pirelli P-Zero tires 245/35 R21, amongst others. The corporate aimed to engineer refined driving dynamics with the brand new BST 230, and it included the Efficiency software program improve as a normal function that will increase the motors’ mixed output to 350 kW. Moreover, the automobile has Brembo 4-piston, 400 mm drilled & ventilated discs within the entrance and single-piston, 390 mm ventilated discs within the rear.
Solely 230 models of the Polestar BST 230 can be manufactured, with simply 60 of them slated for availability in the USA and Canada. The automaker plans to begin deliveries within the third quarter of 2023.