The 2023 Polestar 2 BST 230 Is A Green, Sports-Oriented, Limited-Edition EV With 476 Horsepower

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

Polestar’s BST-edition electric liftback returns.

Hotter than an exclusive pair of special edition Nikes, the Polestar 2 BST edition has returned as another limited-run showcase: the Polestar 2 BST 230. In a lot of ways, the shoe “drops” comparison is very apt. “Our ability to create unique, limited editions based on the latest trends provides our customers with a level of rarity and customization normally reserved for supercars, said Polestars CEO Thomas Ingenlath. This is something that the brand will continue to do in the future.

Limited to 230 units, (compared to the 270 units of last year’s special edition), the BST 230 mechanically is pretty similar to that older model. It has the same 476 horsepower twin-motor setup and model-specific performance changes. The suspension has the same special Öhlins adjustable dampers and lowered ride height. It’ll scoot to 60 MPH in 4.2 seconds, the fastest of all the Polestar 2 variants.

The real story comes down to the paint color and interior choices. This army green gloss paint job, called “Green Nebula,” is exclusive to the BST 230 edition. Or, if that’s not your jam, the Polestar 2 BST can be ordered in Space Black. Whatever the case, the car can also be ordered with a matte black full-body length stripe. Inside, a special micro-suede made from recycled Nubuck adorns the seats and portions of the steering wheel.

Similar to how the Polestar 2 BST 270 edition was limited to 270 units, the BST 230 is limited to a scarce 230 units, split between Europe and North America. Polestar says cars are sent out on a first-come, first-served basis, with deliveries beginning in fall 2023.

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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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