It’s definitely not a Volvo
The car’s form is familiar, sharing a lot of its styling cues with parent company Volvo, but the team is at pains to clarify “it’s absolutely not a Volvo”. Time for a recap: Polestar’s racing pedigree dates back to 1996 when it worked with TWR to compete in the Swedish Touring Car Championship in the iconic Volvo 850 Super Touring.
Following campaigns in the S40 and S60, 2009 saw Polestar finish its first complete racing car project in the form of the C30 S2000. In the same year, Polestar became the official partner of Volvo, tasked with delivering performance derivatives. 2013 saw the arrival of the S60 and V60 Polestars, the company’s first production road cars. In 2015, the brand was bought by Volvo. Last year, Volvo announced Polestar would develop and deliver high-performance hybrid and electric cars under the Polestar banner as an independent brand.
Therefore, this is absolutely “not a Volvo”.