Polestar unveiled a new concept vehicle called the Polestar 2 Arctic Circle Concept. This concept EV is a rally-focused ice racer based on a standard Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor with the Performance Pack. Its dual-motor 467-hp powertrain gets bumped up to 470-hp in the Arctic Circle Concept using the 78-kWh battery pack. However, this modification is only the tip of the iceberg.
The Polestar 2 Arctic Circle concept EV rolls on a set of 19-inch OZ Racing rally wheels wearing custom metal-studded winter tires to maximize traction. Its stock suspension has been modified with springs 30 percent softer with three-way Ohlins dampers auxiliary adjustment chambers, which increases the ride height by 1.2-inches. The front and rear strut braces add torsion rigidity and improve steering responsiveness. In addition, the concept EV features a new launch control system with prototype paddle-shifters mounted on the steering wheel.
Exterior accessories include a set of four Stedi Quad Pro LED exterior lights mounted on the front of the Polestar 2 Arctic Circle. A carbon fiber skid plate helps protect the underbody of the car. Other add-ons include gold-painted tow hooks and brake calipers which contrast beautifully with the Arctic Circle’s matte grey paint and white graphics.
The interior continues the rally-focused theme of the vehicle with a set of Recaro bucket seats draped in charcoal fabric with gold seatbelts. Stylish and useful details include a carbon fiber shovel. Those who are already champing at the bit to place an order for an ice-racing Polestar 2 Arctic Circle will be disappointed to know that it is strictly a one-off project. However, there is no rule against fitting metal-studded winter tires and rally lights to a standard Polestar 2.
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