Polestar, the new premium electric car brand from Volvo, is going to run in public for the first time at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The firm will drive its #004 hybrid-electric two-door coupe up the hill throughout the four-day event, driven by Polestar chief test driver Joakim Ryndholm.
“I am really excited to drive the Polestar 1 prototype up the hill at Goodwood,” he said. “Driving the hill climb has been a long-time ambition for me, and to be able to do it in the same prototype in which we’ve spent so many months of development time is truly special.”
The firm added the hill runs will form part of the new car’s testing regime, as it continues its real-world performance, chassis and suspension proofing programme.
CEO of Polestar, Thomas Ingenlath, described Goodwood FoS as “everything a big car event should be: full of passion, enthusiasm and a chance to get really close to the cars”. To help with this, Polestar is showing two full production-spec Polestar 1 in the Festival of Speed manufacturer area.
“The response to the Polestar 1 from the UK and northern Europe has been fantastic and we see this event as a vital part of our continued ‘global handshake’ with enthusiasts and our customers around the world,” added Ingenlath. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet so many people who share our passion for Polestar and the future of the brand.”
And if you live in the United States, fear not. Your chance to see the Polestar 1 up close will come at Monterey Car Week in California from 23-26 August.
The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed will from 12-15 July. First deliveries of the Polestar 1 are expected mid-2019.