Polestar O₂ concept roadster revealed with built-in drone

Polestar has revealed their second concept car in as many years, the Polestar O2.

The vehicle is a Polestar’s version of a hardtop convertible with top performance and the thrilling driving experience that comes with it.

As per Polestar’s CEO Thomas Ingenlath,

Polestar O2 is the hero car for our brand; it opens the door to our secret chamber of future potential. This is a taste of what we can design and engineer with the talent and technology we have in-house. It looks incredible, and being able to lower the roof and not hear an engine promises a superb sensation.”

The O2 was developed in house at Polestar’s Research and Development centre in the United Kingdom.

The vehicle features tight body control, intuitive dynamics, and high rigidity to bring light and full of confidence while driving.

Design-wise, the vehicle is clearly linked to their previous concept, the Precept. However, the O2 has a lower and wider body that embodies the classic sports car proportions, while at the same time features minimal overhangs, a compact 2+2 cabin design and a modern electric feel.

The vehicle features an autonomous drone that sits behind the rear seats to bring this car into the future. Drivers can deploy the drone while the car moves and provide stunning footage via two different sequences. The autonomous drone is a collaboration between Polestar and Hoco Flow.

Finally, the O2 features a new mono-material in the interior, recycled polyester for the soft components and a genuine push for recycled materials throughout the car, not just downcycled.

Overall, the O2 concept is gorgeous, and Polestar will likely use it to inspire one of its next three vehicles down the line, just like the Precept.

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