Polestar 1 dancing on ice before his trip to the Beijing Hall
By: Fedora Atjeh | April 19, 2018
|Polestar 1 dancing on ice before his trip to the Beijing Hall|
To finalize details of its development, Polestar has taken its first model to the arctic circle and specifically to the north of Sweden, an ideal place to check how the coupé unfolds at extreme temperatures and on extremely slippery surfaces. And there is video!
Taking into account that China is an important market for Volvo and also foreseeably for Polestar, the Swedish manufacturer will show this Polestar 1 at the Beijing Motor Show that opens its doors next week, and the public of the Asian giant will be able to contemplate this coupe between days April 25 and May 4.
A fundamental set-up on ice
According to Volvo, these extreme tests at really low temperatures (up to 28 degrees below zero) that have lasted two weeks are very important to develop the vehicle, especially in terms of dynamics. It is about tuning the suspension and giving the car the behavior desired by the engineers.
The Polestar team focused mainly on fine-tuning the work of the torque vector distribution system, facilitated by the two electric motors located on the rear axle, each with independent planetary gears.
In addition, the occasion is also used to test both the propulsion system and batteries, as we remember is a plug-in hybrid, which means that it will equip some generous batteries, although specifications have not yet been announced.
It should be remembered that the thermal engine mounted under the front hood, at least the prototype, is a 2.0-liter gasoline, and the whole develops a power of 608 hp and a brutal maximum torque of 1,000 Nm. It promised to be the plug-in hybrid with the greatest electrical autonomy, with a figure of 150 kilometers.