When Polestar first unveiled the Precept concept in early 2020 we hoped that a production version was planned. Polestar followed that reveal by later confirming that a production version is coming, which will be called the Polestar 5. The Polestar 5 is slated to enter production in 2024 and now Polestar has confirmed that it will ride on a new bespoke aluminum platform.
The new platform is made from bonded aluminum, which was developed in house by over 280 engineers. Bonded aluminum will provide benefits in weight reduction and rigidity. Polestar says that the 5 “is being designed with torsional rigidity superior to that of a traditional two-seat sports- or supercar.” The body-in-white is expected to weigh less than smaller cars. Polestar also says that in the past, building a bonded aluminum chassis has been labor-intensive and difficult, but it has created a new manufacturing process “that develops both body and platform in unison.”
“We knew we wanted this car to be light-weight, we knew we wanted high quality and we knew we wanted it quickly,” says Pete Allen, Head of Polestar UK R&D. “This architecture delivers outstanding dynamic and safety attributes, with low investment technology applicable to high production volumes.”