A hotter version of the Polestar 2 is on the way. Both the automaker and CEO Thomas Ingenlath took to Twitter to tease what’s to come, Company posting a still image With the caption, “Buckle up. Something exciting is about to happen on March 21st.” The CEO gives us a little more excitement, with a brief video showing a few frames of the front fascia before it comes home at the front wheel. He captioned his post, “Very soon: the next version of our Polestar 2.” We’re not told what’s coming, but the glossy black wheels, Pirelli P Zero tires, and gold Brembo calipers point to some sort of refresh for the Polestar 2 BST Edition 270.
The next version of our Polestar 2 🖤@PolestarCars pic.twitter.com/BDH3rnjrWA
— Thomas Ingenlath (@ThomasIngenlath)
March 16, 2023
For those who missed last year, the BST version was a high performance version of the 270 Polestar 2. While Polestar began life as a Volvo tuning company that became the performance division of Volvo, Polestar now builds its own cars and requires its own performance trims; Think of the BST as the Polestar 2 Black Series. Explaining the name, BST stands for “Beast”, an internal codename during development, representing 270 global production numbers, of which 55 came to the US.
The 2023 model was originally a Dual-Motor 2 loaded with the Pilot, Plus and Performance packs. The company’s engineers bumped up another 68 horsepower and 16 lb-ft of torque for a final output of 469 hp and 502 lb-ft. The liftback sat an inch lower thanks to a unique set of Ohlins, 2-way adjustable dampers slotted into 20% stiffer springs, united at the front by an aluminum strut bar. The four-piston Brembo brakes came from the performance pack, but the tires were swapped out for 245/35 Pirelli P Zeros to fit the BST’s larger 21-inch wheels.
After Polestar announced its 2024 model update that bumped the Performance Pack option up to 455 horsepower, it’s possible the company is looking to throw a little more of that prized Swedish sunshine between the most powerful series production car and the special edition. We’ll find out in less than a week what’s coming, and whether the world will see more production this time around than last time.