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Polestar 2 2022: Model 3 Performance rival harks back to racing routes with special edition


It may be known today as an EV manufacturer spun off from Volvo, but Polestar’s origins lie in racing – and the Swedish company hasn’t forgotten its original mission

Swedish car manufacturer Polestar has unveiled the 2 BST Edition 270, a limited version of its popular electric sedan that has been given a more dynamic edge.

The 2 BST Edition 270 earns its name from the estimated production volume of just 270 units, though only North America, China and Europe will be offered the privilege of purchase.

Polestar’s subtly hardened, special-edition 2 sedan will face off against the Tesla Model 3 Performance and Australia-bound Cupra Born hot hatch.

Polestar 2 2022 BST Edition 270 rear track 2
Only 270 BST Editions will be available globally

Starting with the long-range, dual-motor variant sold in Australia, power has been increased to 350kW and torque up to 680Nm – as per last month’s over-the-air update.

On the regular dual-motor model, this ferocious power output translates to a 0-100km/h time of 4.4-seconds, with a driving range of 480km, according to WLTP. 

Above and beyond the Performance pack, the BST scores two-way adjustable remote-reservoir Öhlins dampers with tuned to suit the 20 percent stiffer springs and front strut bar.

Polestar 2 2022 BST Edition 270 dampers
The remote-reservoir Ohlins dampers are standard on the special edition

Helping to slow down the circa-two tonne kerb weight of the Polestar 2 are the existing  four-piston Brembo brakes, which are covered by 21-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 245mm Pirelli P Zero tyres.  

Designers have also dressed up the exterior of this limited production model with body-colour bumpers and side skirts. 

A choice of ‘Thunder Grey’ or ‘Snow White’ exterior colours will be available and buyers can opt for a racing stripe emboldened with the number ‘2’ if they so wish.

Polestar 2 2022 BST Edition 270 front track
You’ll recognise a 2 BST edition thanks to that big black stripe!

Polestar plans to begin production of the 2 BST Edition 270 in mid-2022 before delivering the units to customers between October and December this year.

Polestar 2 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Polestar 2 standard range, single motor: $63,900
  • Polestar 2 long range, single motor: $68,400
  • Polestar 2 long range, dual motor: $73,400