Flat out at the Nurburgring in an EV?! It's time for my first electric laps in none other than the new Polestar 2. Join me for a full look at the new crossover car, inside and out, as well as an experience to see what it's sporty characteristics are all about on the Nordschleife.
It is time for my first ever experience in an electric car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Available for this first full electric lap on the famous and notorious Ring in the German Eiffel is the Polestar 2. The Chinese-built four-door cross-over is the second model from the Swedish brand, which is known for being the performance department of Volvo.
The Polestar 2 is available in a wide array of variants from a standard-range single motor to a long range dual motor. The latter being the one available and parked in front of me in the colour Thunder Grey. This is one of six colours available for the Swede. The communicated range is 450 to 480 km and the Polestar 2 can hit a top speed of 205 km/h. Zero to 100 km/h goes in 4.7 seconds.
Other options available for the Polestar 2 are five different interiors with the non-leather options made of Vegan materials. The wheels are the 20 inch black polished forged alloy rims shod in Pirelli P Zero tires and flanked by an upgraded brake system, which uses golden Brembo four-piston aluminum front brake calipers. The performance package offers as well Öhlins Dual Flow Valve shock absorbers and on the inside Swedish Gold seat belts front and rear.
With this set up the Polestar is ready to take on the Nürburgring Nordschleife allowing me to have the first electric car experience during a session of Touristenfahrten. Let's head out under Tourist Drives rules - a public toll road - to get a feel for what it's like and how it compares. Ultimately, deciding if this should be the one to go for!
|Program||Regular Car Test Drives|
|Episode title||My FIRST EV Nurburgring Lap! New POLESTAR 2 Test Drive|
|Date added||4 June 2021|
|Original date||3 June 2021|