Polestar will take on the likes of Porsche with an electric roadster that could help change performance cars forever.
The electric vehicle brand aims to be one of the first manufacturers to combine the classic appeal of an open-topped sports car with emissions-free motoring.
Based on the stunning Polestar 02 Concept, the upcoming Polestar 6 production car will be powered by front and rear electric motors with up to 650kW and 900Nm of combined power.
Polestar says it will be able to reach 100km/h in about 3.2 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 250km/h.
Polestar chief executive Thomas Ingenlath said the decision to put the hard-topped convertible into production stemmed from positive reactions to the style of its concept car.
“With the overwhelming consumer and press response, we took the decision to put this stunning roadster into production and I am so excited to make it a reality,” he said.
“Polestar 6 is a perfect combination of powerful electric performance and the thrill of fresh air with the top down.”
It’s not clear whether the concept’s semi-autonomous drone, a gadget designed to take aerial photos of the car in action, will also become a production reality.
The model will join electric performance cars from MG, Porsche, Lotus, Tesla and others in a new segment that promises to be both mean and green.
Planned to enter production in 2026, the roadster will cost about $US200,000 ($285,000), before local taxes that could push it over the $300,000 mark.
Australian customers can secure a reservation for the car with a $US25,000 ($35,700) deposit.