2024 Polestar 5 electric car more powerful than Porsche, Tesla

Volvo electric-car offshoot Polestar’s upcoming flagship will have more power than every four-door Tesla on sale, excluding the record-setting Model S Plaid.


The 2024 Polestar 5 electric sedan will debut a new in-house electric drivetrain offering more power than nearly all of its rivals, Polestar has confirmed.

The brand’s fourth electric vehicle – and flagship passenger car, above the mid-size Polestar 2 – the Polestar 5 large sedan will feature a new “top-of-the-line” dual-motor electric powertrain being developed by Polestar in Sweden.

Polestar “aims” to deliver combined outputs of 650kW and 900Nm – nearly double the power of Polestar’s current most potent car, the 350kW / 680Nm Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor, with the performance software upgrade.



A Porsche Taycan Turbo S develops 560kW in launch control (90kW) less, but 1050Nm (150Nm more), while a Tesla Model S Long Range can ‘only’ muster 500kW – though the Polestar can’t match the Model S Plaid’s 761kW.

The Polestar 5 will be based around an 800-volt electrical architecture like the Taycan, enabling higher charging speeds – though how close it will get to the Porsche’s 270kW maximum remains to be seen.



All mechanicals will be housed within a new aluminum bonded chassis developed by Polestar’s UK engineering team, said to reduce weight, increase stiffness and “create a driving experience that is as desirable as the design”.

A prototype of the 2024 Polestar 5 will be driven up the hill at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​in the UK, ahead of a full reveal and market launch in 2024. An Australian launch has been all but locked in.



Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance. vehicles in a car-loving family.

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