Polestar 6 LA Concept electric roadster sells out in a week

500 eager customers have placed a £20,000 deposit… despite the 872bhp convertible not being ready until 2026

  • Hard-top convertible based on O2 concept car
  • Dual-motor setup produces 872bhp
  • Due to arrive in 2026, already sold out

Swedish electric and performance brand Polestar recently announced it will be making an all-electric sports car, dubbed the Polestar 6, and invited customers to book a production slot. The ‘halo’ car for the Polestar range will get a convertible hard-top and a striking design. Despite not hitting the road until 2026, the first 500 cars have already sold out.

Prospective buyers have dropped $25,000 (around £20,000) to secure one of 500 LA Concept editions of the car, within a week of pre-orders becoming available. The limited edition is a road-going version of the LA show car, with the same Sky Blue paintwork and 21-inch alloy wheel design. While pricing for the finished car hasn’t even been confirmed yet, it’s likely to cost more than £160,000.

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The Polestar 6 is set to join a growing lineup of electric sports cars, including the forthcoming MG Cyberster and Maserati GranTurismo Folgore.

As we can see from the concept images, the Polestar 6 will look drastically different to the brand’s first sports car, the Polestar 1. At the front, the LED daytime running lights will be split into two segments, resembling the brand’s ‘polar star’ logo, whereas a light bar at the rear will emphasise the car’s width.

On the inside, the ‘6’ will get the brand’s signature portrait-style infotainment setup which is powered by Google software. The concept suggests that the convertible Polestar 6 will have room enough to seat four, just like the upcoming hybrid Porsche 911.

Polestar has confirmed the new ‘6’ will sit on the same underpinnings as its upcoming sport saloon, the Polestar 5. Like that car, the ‘6’ roadster will come fitted with dual electric motors, providing all-wheel-drive grip and a total output of 872bhp. 

From a standstill, the Swedish electric sports car will be able to reach 62mph in just 3.2 seconds; while this does sound impressive at face value, rivals such as the more-practical Porsche Taycan Turbo S can manage the sprint in just 2.8 seconds. Regardless, the Polestar 6 will continue to accelerate towards a top speed of 155mph.

Further technical details will be revealed closer to the car’s expected launch in 2026. As with the aforementioned Polestar 5, the ‘6’ will likely have a range of around 300 miles – Polestar deems fitting a larger battery with a longer range as superfluous and not in-keeping with its focus on sustainability. 

Following the sell-out performance of the 500 LA Concept edition cars, Polestar has confirmed it plans to open build-slot reservations for the regular Polestar 6 later in 2022. It will go into production straight after the first 500 limited edition cars roll off the line.

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Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

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