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Electrified performance car-maker Polestar on Tuesday announced more pricing information regarding the forthcoming Polestar 2, revealing that an optional Performance Pack will be available for €6,000 in Germany, The Netherlands, and Belgium – three of the car’s launch markets. In the United Kingdom, the Performance Pack will cost £5,000, wearing a price tag of 50,000 Krone in Norway, and 60,000 Krona in Sweden. All of those prices include VAT.
“The Performance Pack allows us to take Polestar 2 driving dynamics to the next level,” says Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath. “Some highly specialized additions, tuned by our engineers, deliver an even more engaging and unique Polestar experience.”
What are those “highly specialized additions,” you ask? They include four-piston Brembo brake calipers at the front of the car, 20-inch forged alloy wheels, and adjustable Öhlins dampers. Öhlins may not have the same sort of brand recognition in the U.S. as, say, Koni or Bilstein, but the company is nonetheless a major player in performance suspension components, with a proud history of success in rally, endurance racing, and even Formula 1.
Of course, Polestar wasn’t about to put a bone-rattlingly firm F1 suspension on the pure-electric Polestar 2 road car. Joakim Rydholm, a chassis development engineer at Polestar, says he and his team “spent a lot of time obsessing over the finest details of the Performance Pack chassis set-up to find the car’s sweet spot; we call it the ‘Golden Ride.’ Comfortable but focused, we want you to feel positively connected to the road, the car alive and communicative, but balanced and predictable.”
Based on its European pricing, the Polestar 2 Performance Pack ought to cost around $6,000 in the U.S. market, assuming it makes its way there without any major changes. In addition to the aforementioned performance equipment, the package also includes snazzy gold seatbelts and valve stem caps.
Earlier in the month, Polestar 2 pricing was announced for the car’s European launch markets, with a starting price tag of €58,800 in Germany, or €59,800 in The Netherlands and Belgium. Frankly, however, we have no idea what to expect in terms of base U.S. pricing for the car, as that price tag varies pretty dramatically among the other launch markets.
Polestar 2 production is slated to begin toward the start of 2020, with North American deliveries planned to commence next summer.