Polestar 6: EV roadster gets 373-mile range & a whopping 871 hp [Update]

  • A halo model like the Polestar 1, but with an open top and a pure electric powertrain
  • Luxury 2+2 roadster to compete with the next-gen Tesla Roadster and Fisker Ronin
  • Launch edition priced at USD 200,000 & fully reserved
  • To be launched at the end of 2026 with over 600 km (373 miles) of WLTP range

Update: ‘Polestar 6 Concept showcased in Australia & New Zealand’ section added.

The Polestar O₂ concept revealed in Los Angeles in March 2022 has received the green signal for launch. The production electric roadster derived from the show car, named Polestar 6, will go on sale at the end of 2026.

Design & Interior

The Polestar O₂ is a funky little hard-top convertible that embodies the brand’s design language that debuted in the Polestar Precept concept in 2020. The 6, its production version, will have the same roof configuration, Polestar has confirmed. With a low and wide body, a compact 2+2 cabin, a long wheelbase, and short overhangs, the electric roadster will look like a classic sports car. However, the bold design elements drawn from the O₂ (and thus the Precept) will give it a very futuristic styling.

Inside, the 6 could feature sustainably produced innovative materials that are further recyclable and in line with its concept of circularity. We expect a two-spoke steering wheel, a 15-inch portrait touchscreen, a free-standing digital instrument cluster, and ultra-wide, slim AC vents integrated into a low-profile dashboard as well.

Specifications

The Polestar 6 will sit on a modified version of the Polestar 5’s bespoke bonded aluminum platform, developed at the Polestar UK R&D center situated in Coventry, England. It will share even an in-house developed 800-volt battery pack with the electric sedan. At the Polestar Night event held in New York on December 1, 2021, the company revealed that it is developing a 22 kW bidirectional onboard charger for the Polestar 3 and Polestar 5. There’s no doubt that the company wouldn’t offer the same onboard charger in the 6.

The range-topping 6 will sport two motors producing 650 kW (871 hp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.-ft.) of torque. Polestar is targeting a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The range of the production model, in the WLTP cycle, will exceed 600 km (373 miles), Polestar has confirmed.

Price & Release Date

Polestar product plans up till 2026
Polestar’s Q3 2022 investor update (published in November 2022) confirms the Polestar 6 details: Late 2026 release, S roadster premium segment, USD 200k+ price segment, and 600+ km (373+ mi) WLTP range.

The Polestar 6 will cost USD 200,000 (indicative price) in its launch edition, called LA Concept. The Polestar 6 LA Concept edition will feature the unique ‘Sky’ blue paint, light leather interior, and unique 21-inch wheels of the concept version.

Polestar has limited the sales of the LA Concept edition to 500 units, with customer deliveries expected to commence towards the end of 2026. Interested customers were able to secure a build slot with a fully refundable reservation fee of USD 25,000. Reservations have closed, but interested customers can join a waiting list to grab the opportunity in case a reserved slot becomes available.

Polestar 6 Concept showcased in Australia & New Zealand

After wrapping up its tour across Australia that lasted between November 14-30, 2022, Polestar’s electric roadster concept arrived in New Zealand on December 15, 2022, as per local reports. The concept is on public display at The Car Store in Newmarket, Auckland, where it is to remain till mid of January 2023, before heading off to Singapore.

Modeled entirely out of clay, the full-scale representation of the 6 Concept on showcase in New Zealand still includes plenty of intricate visual details for visitors to admire. The 2+2 open-top EV is finished in a bespoke Sky Blue exterior shade and stands on large but distinctive-looking 3D-printed alloy wheels. The presence of one of only two Polestar 6 Concepts worldwide, especially in the ‘real-to-life’ clay form, represents a special moment in New Zealand’s automotive history, as per the local media.

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Polestar 6 in future Polestar line-up
Polestar digitally showcased the 6 joining its new line-up during the world premiere of the 3 electric SUV on October 12, 2022. Image Source: YouTube/Polestar Cars

The 6 will be the brand’s next halo model following the Polestar 1 made in limited volumes between 2019 and 2021. The four-seat roadster gets taut proportions, a charming design, and high performance comparable to the next-gen Tesla Roadster. With the launch scheduled in late 2026, it could be packing a few surprises not seen on other Polestar models, including the Polestar 5 that’s due in late 2024.

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Polestar 6 FAQs

What is the Polestar 6 release date?

Polestar expects to launch the 6 electric roadster at the end of 2026.

What will be the Polestar 6 price?

The 6 LA Concept (launch) edition will cost USD 200,000.

Which models will be Polestar 6 rivals?

The 6 will compete with the next-gen Tesla Roadster and the Fisker Ronin.

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