Polestar O Concept Greenlit For Production; Will Become Polestar 6 For 2026

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

The swanky Polestar O₂ concept just got greenlit for production.

Not long ago, Polestar took the wraps off a very attractive, fully-electric drop-top coupe. Called the O2 concept, the Sino-Swedish EV startup left little detail, aside from some pretty press photos. Now, the car has been greenlit for production and will be called the Polestar 6. Polestar’s CEO Thomas Ingenlath, said that an “overwhelming consumer and press response” made the brand put the O₂ concept in production.

The production Polestar 6 is expected to stay pretty true to the O₂ concept; meaning, it’ll be a hardtop convertible, with a 2+2 seating layout. Polestar has released more details, it will use the 800-volt architecture that should make its debut on the 2025 Polestar 5 flagship model. The Polestar 6 will have 884 horsepower split between two motors, and scoot from 0-60 somewhere in the 3.2-second range, with a 155 MPH top speed.

Furthermore, Polestar is earmarking the first 500 units, as a special “LA Concept Editon.” The LA Concept Edtion will come in the same Sky Blue as the O₂ concept, have a light leather interior, and have the same 21-inch wheels as the concept it was inspired of.

The production Polestar 6 won’t enter production until 2026, and we still won’t know what the exact production model will look like. But, the company is showing off the Polestar O2 concept at this year’s Monterey Car Week. The year 2026 is a long time from now, but the Polestar 6 could end up being the only fully-electric convertible on sale.

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.

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