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Polestar Concept BST Revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Polestar Concept BST Climbs GoodwoodAustin Irwin - Car and Driver
  • The Polestar 6 is expected for 2026, and ahead of that, the EV maker has revealed it in concept form at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

  • The 884-hp Polestar 6 will be a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive roadster built on the same platform as the four-door Polestar 5.

  • Spectators at the Goodwood event saw the Concept BST climb the 1.2-mile hill-climb course on Thursday, July 11.

Two years ahead of its official production launch, the concept version of the forthcoming 884-hp Polestar 6 is getting a run up the 1.2-mile hill-climb at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Polestar Concept BST pours on the drama with wide fenderwork, a vented hood, and a giant rear wing strung across the top of its windowless rear hatch. The Concept BST, a contraction of the word "beast," rides on Polestar's bonded-aluminum Polestar Performance Architecture (PPA), which the brand is quite proud of developing in-house at its R&D facility at the MIRA Technology Park in the U.K., about 180 miles north of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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As concepts do, this version is meant to draw excitement ahead of the Polestar 6's official debut, planned for sometime in 2026. While it's still a bit early for full details, Polestar has announced that the 6 will be a dual-motor roadster with all-wheel drive and is claimed to be capable of reaching 62 mph in 3.2 seconds. It shares its platform with the four-door Polestar 5, which made the hill-climb at last year's Goodwood in camouflaged prototype form. Unlike other vehicles in the lineup, the Polestar 5 and 6 use an 800-volt architecture to make sure its charging speeds are quick too.

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Polestar's own engineering manager of vehicle dynamics, Chris Baguely, will be at the helm. According to the company, the number of people who have been behind the wheel of the 6 Concept can be counted on one hand. Baguely is one, and Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath is another. Thomas was the senior vice-president of design at Volvo Cars until 2017 when Polestar became a subsidiary of the Swedish car brand.

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Though this is only a preview of the production model, we wouldn't be surprised if BST became the "fast" badge for future performance-minded products. In 2022 the brand launched the Polestar 2 BST 270, which was tuned-up version of the 469-hp Performance model. In 2023, the limited-edition Polestar 2 BST 230 which saw nearly identical upgrades.

Polestar's growing lineup is on full display at Goodwood, where the brand is showing its Polestar 3 and 4 SUVs, as well as the Polestar 2 hatchback. The Festival of Speed opened today, as the U.K.'s most exciting car show and will hold events with the wildest cars from across the world until July 14.

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