The Polestar Electric Roadster Is The Concept We Hope Makes Production
Yes, we said roofless — since the Polestar O2 Concept is a 2+2 roadster with a removable glass roof, and it looks incredible from any angle, with or without the top. The shapely body is thankfully devoid of racing-inspired appendages to tame the airflow. Polestar designers optimized the aerodynamics with subtle touches like integrated aero ducts in the wheel arches and uniquely-shaped taillights that function as “aero blades” to reduce drag. Meanwhile, the O2 Concept’s bonded aluminum unibody only utilizes labeled aluminum for easier recyclability.
The initiative toward sustainability is also evident inside the O2 Concept. The cabin is resplendent in eco-friendly mono materials like 3D knit fibers from recycled polyester and non-woven lamination using foam and adhesive. Polestar claims using a single base material (or mono-material) for different parts and components reduce waste while increasing circularity during manufacturing and recycling. The brilliant thing is Polestar did it without compromising the cabin’s premium look and feel, and it does seem the O2 Concept is an excellent steed for a quiet, luxurious, and sporting Sunday drive.