Polestar 1 high-performance hybrid coupe is rendered as a convertible by X-Tomi

Article by Christian A., on October 24, 2017

Very recently, Polestar unveiled its very first production model in the form of the Polestar 1 high-performance hybrid coupe. Yet, there are already people who are wondering how a Polestar 1 would look like once it transforms into a convertible. Imagining such could be hard, so a rendering by graphic artist X-Tomi could provide some help.

X-Tomi had actually rendered the Polestar 1 coupe as the Polestar 1 shooting brake or estate wagon. This version of the Polestar comes with a full-length roof and a rear end similar to a hatchback. In a way, the Polestar 1 shooting brake would allow Polestar to offer a unique mix of performance, range and practicality. It looks gorgeous too.

Now, X-Tomi didn’t stop at the shooting brake rendering. He chopped off the roof, the B- and C-pillars, and then added some features that we would usually find in a convertible. With a couple of visual changes, X-Tomi managed to render the Polestar 1 convertible with an exterior that is wrapped in a midnight blue finish and an interior in black.

This version of the Polestar 1 would be great to customers who want to fuse performance and range while injecting the enjoyment brought by open-air driving or riding. This would also great for those who love going on trips to the countryside, seeking to enjoy the fresh air and getting a full uninterrupted view of the surroundings. Of course, when the weather isn't tame enough to allow such trips, the driver and his or her passenger is protected from the elements by a sturdy deployable top that could open in mere seconds in mid-speeds.

Polestar creating a convertible version of the Polestar 1 might not be in the equation yet, but it is a healthy proposition. For now, Polestar has to focus on the Polestar 1 coupe, which was actually inspired by the 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe. It is underpinned by the same platform – the SPA – that also underpins the Volvo 90 series cars and the newest Volvo XC60. Power is derived from a hybrid powertrain that delivers a total system output of 600 hp and total system torque of 737 lb.-ft. (1,000 Nm). Polestar hasn’t divulged yet the official performance figures of the Polestar 1, but it should outperform the range-topping Volvo S90 T8, which could sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h.

One of the more interesting things about the new Polestar 1 is its ability to travel in all-electric mode for up to 150 km – the most among hybrid cars currently offered in the market. Also interesting is the fact that Polestar wouldn’t be sold just like other vehicles. Instead, it would be offered through a subscription plan, which would be good for two to three years. Once the subscription period has expired, a subscriber has to return the Polestar 1 to the company, or its representatives would knock on his or garage to pick up the hybrid coupe.

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