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Polestar Concept BST Shows EV Performance Never Overrated at Goodwood FoS

Polestar Concept BST Shows EV Performance Never Overrated at Goodwood FoS

The Swedish automaker, which is owned by Volvo (and therefore Geely), is returning to the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​to show off its expanded model lineup and a cool prototype called the Concept BST.

Polestar recently received notice from Nasdaq that it did not meet the exchange’s $1 minimum bid price, so now might be a great time to invest in their holdings, as we’re pretty sure they won’t go under like Fisker. Instead, the company just announced its first-half financial results, and after just one more quarter, things are looking much better.

After 7,200 vehicles were sold in Q1, deliveries in Q2 increased by 80% to almost 13,000 units and after the first six months, global deliveries remained at 20,200, with the US, Sweden, Norway and Germany making the strongest gains. Polestar is now aiming to further popularise its range in the UK at one of the most important automotive events of the year.

The 2020 moment represents a major turning point for classic automotive shows, with events like Goodwood FoS and Monterey Car Week gaining enormous fame in addition to their usual cult status. This year at FoS (July 11-14) there are plenty of debuts: Red Bull will reveal its new hypercar, we will see all the updated BMWs, the new Aston Martin Valiant, a new version of the Honda Prelude concept, the new Land Rover Defender OCTA and even some Chinese innovations.

Polestar is joining the party with its new Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 electric SUVs, as well as the Polestar 2. However, the star of their show will be the Polestar Concept BST and the regular Polestar 6 Concept, which makes its dynamic debut. The new Concept BST, although inspired by the O2 concept from 2022, has a bespoke body worthy of a next-generation performance car, which will eventually become the production version Polestar 6 convertible.

“The Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​is packed with the most exciting cars and the most enthusiastic crowds, so it’s the perfect venue to unveil our Polestar Concept BST. This car is a testament to how far we can take our performance brand – Polestar turned up to 11, if you will – and how we can apply the BST formula to our range in the future,” explained Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath.

The new interpretation of the sports car has even more performance in mind, with flared arches, an aggressive front end, 22-inch performance wheels, a special BST finish in a “classic motorsport silver”, an aero bonnet with an extra-wide track and vents, and an aggressive front splitter. The motorsport-focused theme is also present at the rear, with an equally aggressive wing. Unfortunately, there are no photos of the interior, and Polestar isn’t discussing any powertrain details either.