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Polestar’s 476-horsepower 2 BST Edition 270 is a Beast revived

The words Polestar and “fast” don’t exactly go together hand-in-hand. That is, with the exception of an experimental Polestar 2 nicknamed the Beast that debuted at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Polestar, Volvo’s electric subsidiary, carried over many of the mechanics of the Beast to its freshly unveiled 2 BST Edition 270 road car and it’s just as shouty as the one that tore up the tarmac at Goodwood.

The road-going BST Edition 270 receives the same 476 horsepower and 502 lbs/ft torque outputs as the Goodwood concept, as well as the dual-motor configuration of the standard Polestar 2 albeit tuned to generate 68 more horses and 15 more lbs/ft. Four-piston Brembo brakes come equipped to stop this two-ton-plus super sedan rather than the six-piston Akebono front brakes the Beast received.

Polestar’s latest release comes with a full chassis makeover for ideal driving conditions given its increased performance figures. Its suspension springs measure in at 20% stiffer, the Öhlins dampers are tuned specifically for the 2 BST Edition 270, and its ride height is lowered a full inch.

Twenty-one-inch wheels reminiscent of those on the Polestar 1 match the optional $1,000 stripe exclusive to this special edition. Regarding configurations, buyers can only choose between Thunder (grey) or Snow paint colors unless they opt for a $5,000 statin Battleship Grey wrap only found on the BST Edition 270.

If you’re interested in purchasing this performance-oriented Polestar 2, you better act fast. Only as many as 47 of the 270 examples produced will make their way to the US. The BST Edition 270 will start at $76,900; deliveries will begin at the end of this year.


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