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Polestar is still ‘ young’ within Volvo but, a s with AMG at Mercedes, it is now an in­te­gral par t of the de­vel­op­ment process.

It will be the c ars spun of f the new SPA plat­form, ini­tially the S90 and V90, that will re­ally show what Polestar c an do. Ex­pect S60/ V60 de­riv­a­tives, too, af ter they’re re­placed nex t year.

Given the per for­mance re­quire­ments for such a big c ar and Fries’ en­thu­sia sm for elec­tric power, ever y thing points to a tuned T8 power train, mat­ing the su­per­charged / tur­bocharged Drive- E with a plug- in hy­brid driv­e­train. This com­bi­na­tion al­ready pro­duces 395bhp in the T8 XC90, so a com­bined out­put of 500bhp is en­tirely pos­si­ble. That should make for a ver y dif fer­ent kind of BMW M5 ri­val.

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