Polestar Bringing More 2 BST Edition 270 Electric Cars to U.S.

Dan Smith

  • Worldwide production of the 2023 Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 is, as the name suggests, limited to only 270 units.
  • However, Polestar is shipping more of the BST Edition 270 to the US.
  • A total of 58 limited EVs are planned, 11 more than originally planned.

Do you miss your chance to get your hands on a 2023 Polestar 2 in a hotter, sportier guise as the BST Edition 270? You're out of luck, as the limited-run EV is capped at 270 units worldwide. That said, the Volvo-owned brand is bringing more of his BST Edition 270s to the US than expected.

Polestar originally intended to ship "up to 47 units" of its global allocation of BST Edition 270 to the United States.However, a company spokesperson confirmed car and driver The final total for the two BST Edition 270s is 58, 11 more than planned. (BST's name comes from the car's internal development code, "Beast.")

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No word on what other markets these 11 cars were pulled from to meet the demands of US customers. That said, with all that said, don't get your hopes up about the possibility of snagging one of these extra US-made BST Edition 270s of him. Nonetheless, the increased allocation of US-spec 2 BST edition 270s was initially thought to be a possibility for Americans to see one of these cars in person, or later purchase a used model. means higher than it was.

2 While much of the BST Edition 270's kit is exclusive to low-volume models, its powertrain additions are not. With 469 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque, his BST Edition 270's two electric motors make an additional 67 hp and 15 lb-ft of torque over the standard dual-motor 2.

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For 2023, however, the all-wheel-drive 2's electric motor with its $5500 performance package makes the same 469 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of twist as the BST Edition 270. Polestar offers this extra power and torque for $1195. Over-the-air software update for eligible older Dual Motor 2 owners.

In our tests, the Performance Package's extra power shaved 0.2 and 0.5 seconds from the 2's run to 60 mph, allowing the 469-horsepower battery-electric hatchback to reach the per-minute mark in 3.9 seconds. , passed 1/4 mile. 1/4 mile after 12.2 seconds.

The 2 with Performance Package lacks many of the design and dynamic enhancements of the BST Edition 270, but the two 2 variants share the same output. This is a small consolation prize for those who missed the BST Edition 270. Plus, if you're an American consumer who really wants his BST Edition 270 for himself, the US-spec model hitting the used market.

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