Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand, has created a second limited-edition version of the Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV) within its Polestar Engineered portfolio – the BST edition 230. This follows in the footsteps of the BST edition 270 performance Polestar 2 that the company announced last year.
Starting with the exceptional chassis modifications developed for ultimate thrills in the original BST edition, the new version puts more focus on performance design details. The BST edition 230 features Polestar’s Long range Dual motor and will offer 350kW of power. This in turn delivers a top speed of 125mph (201kph) and it hits 0-62mph (0-100kph) in just 4.4 seconds.
Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, said: “Limited drops like the BST edition 230 allow us to explore colours, graphics and materials in faster and more creative ways.”
Unique design upgrades for the 350kW and 680Nm Polestar 2 BST edition 230 include exclusive green Nebula paintwork and MicroSuede textile for the seats and steering wheel inserts – made from partly recycled Nubuck textile. The exterior can also be ordered in Space (black), with an optional full-length body stripe available for either body colour.
All the chassis upgrades that were first implemented on the original Polestar 2 BST edition 270 remain available. This includes the lowered ride height, which is 25 mm lower, specially developed and unique Öhlins 2-way adjustable dampers, front strut bar, 20 per cent stiffer springs and unique black 21-inch alloy wheels. The wheels are inspired by those of Polestar 1, fitted with 245/35R21 Pirelli P Zero tyres developed specifically for BST edition cars.
A total of 230 units will be produced for European and North American Polestar markets. Cars are available to order now online at Polestar’s website. Deliveries are expected from the third quarter of 2023.