Volvo tears up the rules with a subscription-only 600-hp electric GT
If I asked you to guess the manufacturer behind a new two-door, carbon-fiber bodied, 600hp plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, it’s possible Volvo would not be the first name you thought of. And technically, it doesn’t wear a Volvo badge anywhere, because this is the first product from Polestar, the automaker’s new electric performance brand. It arrives in 2019 and is the first of five new EVs from Volvo. And it looks stunning.
The past few years have been good ones for Volvo. Parent company Geely has been a generous, hands-off benefactor, and the results are showing. The Swedish automaker is now one of the most forward-thinking in the industry and a home to good engineering and design across disciplines that include interiors, infotainment, and autonomous driving. Its Scalable Product Architecture provides the building blocks for a number of very good vehicles; both the XC90 and S90 impressed us, and a brief drive in the smaller XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid has whet my appetite for a proper test later this year.
Source: Ars Technica