Breathtakingly different: the Polestar O₂ Concept

A hero that delivers what he promises: With the O₂, Polestar presents the next visionary concept car after the Precept. The name of the convertible says it all - especially because of the almost silent open-air driving pleasure. But the roadster offers even more: for example, an integrated drone and decidedly sustainable materials.
Text Alfred Rzyski
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At Polestar, they have already shown several times that pleasure and reason are no longer classic opposites. Now the Swedes are raising the bar a little higher than usual: with the O₂, the brand shows what an attractively designed and at the same time high-performance sports roadster with sustainable genes can look like. In short: simply good. Reason enough to take a closer look at four features of the convertible.

Design

In terms of design, the Polestar O₂ builds on the lines of the Precept - but cleverly modifies the basis. In this case, to the body style of a roadster without giving up the strong family resemblance. The end product: a low and wide body with a confident appearance. Head of design Maximilian Missoni sums it up: "In this vehicle, technology and art, precision and form language meet - and do so with a determined but not aggressive attitude."

"In this vehicle, technology and art, precision and form language meet - and do so with a determined but not aggressive attitude."

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Maximilian Missoni

Sustainability and technology

Less is more, not only in design but also in the number of materials used. The magic word is therefore "mono-material". And this characterizes the interior on a large scale. What is meant by this is the use of a single basic material for the production of soft interior components, which in the case of the O₂ is recycled polyester. Whether as foam, adhesive, 3D knitted fibers or nonwoven lamination. Recycling thus becomes easier, but weight and waste are also reduced.

Drone

In addition to a classic roadster character, the Polestar O₂ is also to have an autonomous video drone integrated into the vehicle behind the rear seats. For this purpose, a special wing was developed that lifts up behind the rear seats, creating an area of negative pressure so that the drone can take off even while the car is moving. It automatically follows the car at a speed of up to 90 km/h and can record either atmospheric footage, but more action-packed sequence.


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