2019 Polestar 1: verdict

Our first experience in a late-stage prototype of the Polestar 1 shows this Swedish plug-in hybrid super-coupé is ready for the big time...

2019 Polestar 1 side

Everything about the Polestar 1 is designed to thrill, from its smile-inducing performance to its plush interior, from its high-tech propulsion system to its retro-futuristic styling. This is a car that will make its driver stand out. And despite our first drive being in a late-stage prototype model, the 1 has left us deeply impressed.

If you're seeking something truly different, something to reward keen drivers while also fulfilling the plug-in hybrid promise of lower running costs, the 1 deserves a place on your shortlist.

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2019 Polestar 1 specification

Price £139,000 (est) Engine 4cyls, 1969cc, turbo, supercharger, petrol, plus two electric motors Power 600bhp combined (304bhp @ 6000rpm from engine, 114bhp from each motor) Torque 738lb ft combined (384lb ft from engine, 177lb ft from each motor) Gearbox 8-spd automatic 0-62mph 4.0sec (est) Top speed 155mph Kerb weight 2350kg Electric-only range 80 miles Fuel economy tbc CO2 tbc Rivals Bentley Continental GT, BMW i8, Porsche 911 Turbo

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