Limited Edition Polestar 2 Will Make Singapore Debut By End Q3 This Year

Limited Edition Polestar 2 Will Make Singapore Debut By End Q3 This Year

Gerald Yuen
Gerald Yuen
21 Jun 2023

It’s no secret that electrification allows automotive engineers to unleash performance statistics we would find unimaginable just a decade ago. Tesla might have led the introductory numerical arms race with the Model S, 3, X and Y (no prizes for guessing why they were named in such a way!), but with the emergence of battery and motor tech, key players willing to invest in the game could muster figures that rival, or even exceed expectations.

Swedish electric performance car brand Polestar operates in such a space, made possible by Volvo’s acquisition in 2015, which itself had already been bought by Geely in 2010. We now know that Polestar is a standalone brand focusing on performance EVs, but with backing (and financial muscle) from Geely, possibilities are infinite to say the least.

History lesson aside, what we’re interested in now is the kind of cars they have brought, and are bringing into Singapore. From a long range dual motor Polestar 2 we tested early last year to a less manic single motor variant of the 2, it’s crying out for more models but fret not - the Polestar 3 SUV should land in October this year. But what’s more interesting is a recent announcement that a limited-run variant of the 2 should arrive weeks before that. We missed out on the Polestar 2 BST edition 270, but allocations have been confirmed for its successor. Cue the music for the Polestar 2 BST edition 230…

This is Polestar Engineered’s second attempt at a limited edition (after the edition 270). Its chassis has been shored up over the Polestar 2 Performance Pack. Although dimensions of the Brembo brakes remain unchanged, a combination of bespoke Ohlins 2-way adjustable dampers (with a 25mm drop in ride height) and low profile 245 section Pirelli P Zero tyres (Polestar 2 Performance Pack comes fitted with Continental CSC 6 rubbers) developed specifically for BST edition cars should provide more bandwidth to push it to the limits of grip.

Horsepower at least on paper is a massive step up - 476bhp versus the Performance Pack’s 408bhp. It now generates 680Nm of twist (a 20Nm increase), and sprints to 100km/h in 4.4 seconds.

For the interior, you can order one in exclusive green Nebula paintwork and Charcoal MicroSuede textile for the seats and steering wheel inserts – made from partly recycled Nubuck textile. The exterior can also be ordered in Space (metallic black) - both exterior colours feature a full-length matte black stripe.

If you’re itching for a dual motor Polestar 2, the used car market could satiate that need - a quick search pulled up an 18,000km example in sinister black, at 24k depreciation per year. That’s comparatively cheaper than a Model 3 Performance. According to executives from Polestar, however, the Polestar 2 is a “companion” to the Model 3. Given limited allocations for Singapore, can a Polestar Engineered-fettled Polestar 2 chart its own path to stardom? Let’s wait and see…

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