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The Polestar 1 is a luxury hybrid sports car manufactured by Polestar, a subsidiary of Volvo, and developed in Sweden, with it being built in Chengdu, China.

Based on the 2013 Volvo Concept Coupé, it has been developed as Polestar's first production model as a car company, and being based on the Volvo SPA platform, means it can take advantage of Volvo's VEA engines.

It entered production in 2019, after first being shown in January 2017, and its first series of 500 units rolled off the production line in late-2019. Polestar expects to produce 600 units of the Polestar 1 a year, with an eventual transition towards production of the Polestar 2 and Polestar 3.

Its engine is a 2.0-litre inline-4 producing 362 bhp and 273 lb⋅ft of torque, it is equipped with both a turbocharger and a supercharger to make it a twin-charged engine. Two rear electric motors provide an additional 218 bhp and 354 lb⋅ft of torque, alongside an integrated starter generator adding an extra 46 bhp and 111 lb⋅ft of torque; all combined totalling to 626 bhp and 738 lb⋅ft of torque.

The front engine powers the front wheels and the rear electric motors power the rear wheels, with both being handled by an epicyclic gear train with a torque vectoring differential, resulting in the front wheels operating with an 8-speed transmission and the rear wheels utilising a single gear.

Overall, the upper body, bonnet, boot lid, and doors are made of a carbon fibre reinforced polymer, which keeps the body both light and rigid, and sing CFRP saves 230 kg compared to using steel. The design follows close to other Volvo models, specifically the S90, even including its 'Thor's Hammer' headlights.

Games

Need for Speed: No Limits

The Polestar 1 also appears in Need for Speed: No Limits as the part of Eclipse update, and featured in the "Eclipse" special event[2] that took place from November 5, 2019 to November 18, 2019. The starting performance rating is 642.

NFS Heat

The unique Polestar 1 NFS Heat is a super class car that requires 60 common blueprints of which can be found from various sources:
  • "Eclipse" special event
  • Black Market

It becomes available as a loaner vehicle once entering the "Eclipse" special event and unlocked after all 7 chapters of the event have been completed. The special variant is based on Joe's Polestar 1 prominently featured in Need for Speed: Heat, but it cannot be visually modified.

NFSNL Polestar 1 NFSHeat Carlist.jpg Super Class Super Stock 4250 4800 5430 642 Performance Rating
NFSNL GoldStar 3.pngNFSNL GreyStar 5.png x60 Common Blueprints Max 8452 9589 10824 981 Performance Rating
Stage Upgrades
NFSNL GoldStar 4.pngNFSNL GreyStar 4.png x35 Common Blueprints
NFSNL GoldStar 5.pngNFSNL GreyStar 3.png x35 Common Blueprints
NFSNL GoldStar 6.pngNFSNL GreyStar 2.png x35 Common Blueprints

Need for Speed: Heat

The Polestar 1 '20 appears in Need for Speed: Heat following its brief appearance in the official reveal trailer, which was released on August 14, 2019.[3] An article, revealing it to be part of the game's official car list, was published[4][5] on August 19, 2019, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as a secret car as part of container 1, which was included with the release of the app.

Stock

The stock Polestar 1 '20 is unlocked for purchase from the car dealer for NFSHE Icon Bank.png162,000 upon reaching Reputation Level 22NFSHE Icon Rep.png.

It has a customisation rating of five and can be equipped with performance parts.

NFSHE Polestar 1 Dealership.jpg
Unlocked at NFSHE Icon Rep.png LVL 22
Infobox 2017White Car.png 247
NFSHE Icon Bank.png162,000
POWER 5.0
HIGH SPEED 2.9
ACCELERATION 4.6
NITROUS 2.0
HORSEPOWER [bhp] 600
0-60 MPH [s] 3.43
MAX TORQUE [ft-lb] 738
TOP SPEED [mph] 193
NFSHE HandlingCartesianGraph.png
Customisation (Rating: 5/10)
Engine Swaps (10 Available)
385 hp 4.9L F12
185,500, 27NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 385 / 1,204
460 hp 6.2L V8
243,500, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 460 / 1,239
600 hp 2.0L I4 Hybrid
299,000, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 600 / 1,089
542 hp 5.0L V8
303,500, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 542 / 1,215
600 hp 5.2L V12
348,000, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 600 / 1,239
646 hp 3.5L V6
361,000, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 646 / 1,169
640 hp 8.4L V10
380,500, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 640 / 1,239
710 hp 3.9L V8
438,000, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 710 / 1,234
730 hp 6.5L V12
454,500, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 730 / 1,239
721 hp Forged 3.8L V6
610,000, 47NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 721 / 1,430

Hero Edition

The stock Polestar 1 Hero Edition '20 is unlocked for purchase from the car dealer for NFSHE Icon Bank.png1,461,925 upon completing all of the main career, drift, off-road, and race story missions.

It is a recreation of Joe's car, and prior to update 1.5, could only be driven during the prologue. With the release of update 1.5, it can be purchased from the dealership following the events of the career and side missions.

It has a customisation rating of zero and can not be visually customised in any manner, but can be equipped with performance parts.

NFSHE Polestar 1 Hero Dealership.jpg
Unlocked after completing the Main Career and all Driving Story Missions
Infobox 2017White Car.png 328
NFSHE Icon Bank.png1,461,925
POWER 7.1
HIGH SPEED 4.6
ACCELERATION 6.7
NITROUS 8.0
HORSEPOWER [bhp] 778
0-60 MPH [s] 2.73
MAX TORQUE [ft-lb] 886
TOP SPEED [mph] 223
NFSHE HandlingCartesianGraph.png
Customisation (Rating: 0/10) This vehicle can not be visually altered
Engine Swaps (10 Available)
385 hp 4.9L F12
185,500, 27NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 385 / 1,204
460 hp 6.2L V8
243,500, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 460 / 1,239
600 hp 2.0L I4 Hybrid
299,000, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 600 / 1,089
542 hp 5.0L V8
303,500, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 542 / 1,215
600 hp 5.2L V12
348,000, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 600 / 1,239
646 hp 3.5L V6
361,000, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 646 / 1,169
640 hp 8.4L V10
380,500, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 640 / 1,239
710 hp 3.9L V8
438,000, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 710 / 1,234
730 hp 6.5L V12
454,500, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 730 / 1,239
721 hp Forged 3.8L V6
610,000, 47NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 721 / 1,430

Trivia

  • The Hero Edition Polestar 1 appears on the box art of Need for Speed: Heat.
  • A 1:43 scale model of the Hero Edition Polestar 1 featured on box art of Need for Speed: Heat is included with the game's Collector's Edition release.

Gallery

References

  1. Article: automobilemag.com (2019) Driven! The Polestar 1 Is What Every Plug-In Wants to Be When It Grows Up. Available at: https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2020-polestar-1-prototype-first-drive-review/
  2. Article: ea.com (2019) Need for Speed No Limits ECLIPSE UPDATE. Available at: https://www.ea.com/games/need-for-speed/need-for-speed-no-limits/news/eclipse-update
  3. Video: Need for Speed (2019) Need for Speed™ Heat Official Reveal Trailer. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ewiJJe_nYI
  4. Article: ea.com (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at: https://www.ea.com/games/need-for-speed/need-for-speed-heat/news/nfs-heat-car-list
  5. Article: gtplanet.net (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at: https://www.gtplanet.net/need-for-speed-heat-car-list/


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