Polestar’s chassis team is tuning the Polestar 1 handling balance in extreme winter conditions. Polestar’s chassis engineer and test driver, Joakim Rydholm, is leading the handling evaluating process.
Watch how the Öhlins shock absorbers combined with different rear anti-roll bar settings in high speed are tested and evaluated. Each setting step is half a millimeter in difference, from a 20 to a 25-millimeter diameter. Top speed in the test drive is 200 km/h. The Polestar 1 prototype car used in the test is stripped of all driver support systems in order for the test driver to feel the exact base chassis settings. These tests are performed in a closed test track located in Sweden, just inside the Arctic Circle. Temperature is -25°C.
The aim of a halo car is to capture people’s imaginations. To get them talking. And keep them talking. In that sense, Polestar 1 has more than fulfilled its purpose. Now an era is drawing to a close. To commemorate its life in the limelight, we decided to enhance its star qualities further. Because if you’re going to say goodbye, you might as well do it in style.
China is the world’s largest EV market. It’s also Polestar’s second home, the site of all of our manufacturing facilities, and the place that enables us to realise our technological and design ambitions on the scale required to truly drive (see what we did there) the e-mobility revolution.