the Polestar O2 shows what electric dreams are made of.

Gorgeous looks, increased sustainability, and a self-tracking drone; the Polestar O2 is a convertible sports car for a new age.

Picture this: you’re on a driving holiday somewhere exotic and impossibly scenic, and as you round a corner or climb a crest, the view of the road ahead gives way to a postcard-perfect vista: the sun setting across the open ocean perhaps, or snow-capped mountains across a glistening lake. It’s a stirring sight that you won’t forget, but don’t you wish you could relive the moment again, or share the experience and emotions with friends and family? With the Polestar O2, a new EV roadster concept from Sweden, you can.

You see, true wealth and luxury these days isn’t reflected in the material items you own, but the experiences you’ve encountered. And the O2 allows you to show off just that, thanks to an autonomous cinematic drone that’s housed under a cowl behind the rear seats. 

It can be launched while the car is moving, follow along at speeds of up to 90km/h, and is operated via the central touchscreen – waaaaay safer (and more effective) than taking a video with your phone while driving. Once parked, the “cinematic driving sequences” you’ve just filmed can be edited directly on the display screen and uploaded to social media on the spot.

And sharing is something you’ll certainly want to do, as the Polestar O2 is a stunning looker, with an assertive stance and beautiful proportions all-round married to modern yet minimalistic styling cues. You’d be increasing the nett beauty of the world every time you drive this out…

No word yet though, about one of a sports car’s defining facets: the driving experience. Polestar did not release details about the car’s performance, but with a lightweight and rigid aluminium chassis (just like a Lotus) underpinning it, it should be a blast to drive.

As self-indulgent as people stereotypically like to think of sports cars and their drivers are though, the Polestar O2 actually takes a deep dive toward sustainability. The Volvo-owned company went to great lengths to make the car more recyclable than most, which is why all the soft components in the interior (the foam, fibres and adhesives) are made of a single type of recycled thermoplastic, allowing them to be salvaged as one. 

Same goes for the aluminium components, which are labelled by grade so they can be recycled separately, allowing them to maintain their properties instead of being processed together and “downcycled”. This reduces the burden on pure aluminium as a raw material further down the road. 

As Sheldon found out in his review of the Polestar 2 saloon, this is a company with a more committed and holistic approach to sustainability than most. Sports cars may be on the wane because they’re not as useful and practical as other car types by virtue of their nature, and thus seen as a more selfish use of resources, but the O2 is one to buck that trend, and hopefully ensure its future for years to come.

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jonathan lim

As the editor of evo Singapore, Jon drives fast cars (and cars fast). He also enjoys making everyone cringe with his bad puns.

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