Polestar Makes a Strong Statement with an Arrival in The Hamptons


Polestar has been redefining both design and performance standards as one of the top emerging electric vehicle and hybrid manufacturers. Now they are stunning us with two glorious models: The Polestar 1 & 2.

The Polestar 2 is the second model from the brand and features an all-electric drivetrain

Making their move into the US, the Swedish founded Polestar is an independent electric performance car brand originally by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding that enjoys both the specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo Cars while gaining their significant economies of scale as a result. Who could argue that as a downfall? Having originally launching in 2017 with the Polestar 1 – a low-volume impeccably styled Electric Performance Hybrid GT with 619 hp and an electric-only range of 70 miles (the longest of any hybrid car in the world) it was time for their team to design something fully electric – enter Polestar 2.

Guests experience Polestar 1 & 2 with Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar USA and Marketing Manager Christopher Schultz

During a curated tour, Polestar made its first entrance into the Hamptons during a series of drive events with their East Coast partner, Manhattan Motor Cars showcasing both the 1 and 2. Officially, Polestar Manhattan and team were onsight at the exclusive, invite-only experience held at the notable Baker House 1650 in East Hampton. The limited group of attendees were given the opportunity to get behind the wheel of Polestar 2 and were introduced to the brands’ edgy style, sustainability and performance.

Manhattan Motor Cars, which is one of three, first retail partners for Polestar in the US, brought four Polestar vehicles as part of this exciting weekend event. Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar USA both greeted guests and provided product knowledge alongside Marketing Manager Christopher Schultz. Robert Marchhart, Director of Marketing for the Manhattan Motor Cars family and his team safely executed the driving experience which wound through the beautiful Hamptons’ winter scenery and coastline. This tour, which was produced by The MJS Groupe and was held over a two-day activation, featured a luxurious catered luncheon in partnership with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Laffey International Realty with homemade baked seasonal favorites, post-drive bubbles by Champagne A L’EST and also showcased Drive Coffee, which is inspired by the world of motorsports racing. 

MJS Groupe Founder - Michael Snell stands beside Polestar 1

Polestar 1 is the first model from the brand and a true hybrid model

The focus of the tour was to show off the ease and ability found in the Polestar 2, especially being that of the all-electric build. Factually for those interested, the 2’s is a powerhouse which is derived from its two electric motors, one up front and another located in its rear, which provided the gripping all-wheel drive guests experienced. Each engine produces 201 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque, for a total output of 402 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque. Quite impressively, you’re able to zip from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds, not that we will admit anyone was shooting through the Hamptons at those speeds. The test drive vehicles also featured the Performance package which that included the 20-inch wheels, stiffer suspension components as well as adjustable Öhlins dampers, and upgraded Brembo front brakes. This combination contributed to the 2's 0.90g of cornering grip and 157-foot stopping distance from 70 mph. Polestar also provides three levels of regenerative braking, with the strongest capable of bring the car to a complete stop without touching the brake. The 2 which is fully electrified accommodates a 78.0-kWh lithium-¬ion battery pack under the floor. The electrical system supports fast charging up to 150 kilowatts, with Polestar stating a fully discharged battery up to 80 percent in 40 minutes, which is quite quick.

The 2's interior artfully merges woods, fabric, and textures in a simple yet artful way. It looks modern, with clean lines, a spartan color palette, and minimal switchgear. Polestar also provides options for the interior including ecofriendly-vegan fabric and leather. For a real treat and a great place to keep your small packages, use the storage in the frunk (front trunk) since you no longer need that bulky engine.

After speaking with Hembrough, we were told that the future of Polestar will be held with the 3 - an addition to the brand’s portfolio that will be a fully electric performance SUV and one that is excitingly anticipated.

For more Information, to see all Hi-Res Images and to Download the Official Press Release please visit: https://mjsgroupe.com/polestar

Photos by UgurDursun and Mike Rego

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Polestar is an electric performance car brand unlike any other. We innovate to drive progress and create a better future, a future that is sustainable, hassle free and strikingly beautiful. We share technology and engineering expertise with the Volvo Car Group, yet we go our own way as a guiding star. At Polestar, we say “Goodbye Normal”.

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Manhattan Motorcars is an award-winning retailer of high-end luxury and an exotic vehicles including Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Rimac, Lotus, BAC, Glickenhaus and SSC. More than just a luxury retailer, Manhattan Motorcars provides it's clients with extraordinary service and amenities that can only be found at a well-known purveyor of high-end cars. For more information, visit www.manhattanmotorcars.com

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