Published on June 4th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Limited Edition Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 Greenlit For Production
The Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 will go into production with performance enhancements.
The Polestar Engineered performance arm have been given the green light to produce a limited edition version of the Polestar 2. It’s called the Polestar 2 BST edition 270 and only 270 units of this all-electric vehicle will be built. Only three markets will receive this EV – Europe, North America and China. Production will star in mid-2022 and deliveries will begin in Q4 of this year. The ‘BST’ supposedly stands for ‘Beast’. In the US, it will be priced at $75,000 before options.
This version brings a 78kWh battery which still powers the 2 electric motors. It gets the fully unlocked output of 350kW and 680Nm of torque as well as some tuning to enhance dynamics.
“We had a great reaction to the specially modified Polestar 2 we showed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2021 and the response made it clear – we should create a version like that for production,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.
Polestar Engineered has made the following modifications to the chassis:
- ride height has been lowered by 25mm
- 20% stiffer springs have been used
- custom Öhlins 2-way adjustable dampers with auxiliary adjustment chambers have been added under the bonnet
- a front strut bar has been added
- unique matte black 21″ alloy wheels have been added
- unique 245/35R21 Pirelli P Zero tyres
The vehicle is only available in ‘Thunder’ or ‘Snow’ exterior colours along with glossy black side mirror caps and ‘Swedish Gold’ brake callipers, damper elements, valve caps and seatbelts. A matte black body stripe or Battleship Gray satin fully body wrap are options. The only interior option is Charcoal WeaveTech.
Here’s the press release with more.
Polestar is expanding its tuning-based Polestar Engineered product offering with the introduction of the Polestar 2 BST edition 270. The new version leverages decades of tuning experience to deliver Polestar’s most dynamic electric driver’s car yet. As implied in the name, only 270 units will be built, exclusively for Europe, North America and China.
The production car includes mechanical modifications along with key design enhancements to elevate itself above standard Polestar 2 models. The result is a car that delivers a superior dynamic experience behind the wheel.
The two electric motors and 78 kWh battery have been enhanced for a maximum power output of 350 kW (476 hp) and 680 Nm of torque, along with heightened responsiveness to go with the sportier dynamics.
Chassis modifications include lowered ride height (-25 mm), specially developed and unique Öhlins 2-way adjustable dampers with auxiliary adjustment chambers mounted under the bonnet, a front strut bar, 20% stiffer springs and unique new matte black 21-inch alloy wheels that are inspired by those of Polestar 1. Tyres are 245/35R21 Pirelli P Zero, developed specifically for this car. The standard 4-piston Brembo brakes remain.
The limited-edition model is available in either Thunder or Snow exterior colours with a Charcoal WeaveTech interior. The body features a more substantial expression thanks to fully-painted bumpers and side skirts. A matte black body stripe is available as an option, as well as a full-body Battleship Gray satin wrap. Side mirrors are finished in glossy black. The signature ‘Swedish gold’ details remain, including on the brake callipers, damper elements, valve caps and seatbelts.
Production is planned to begin in mid-2022, with deliveries expected from the fourth quarter.