Polestar confirmed in a press release Wednesday that the Polestar 5 flagship EV will feature an 800-volt electrical architecture and a powerful dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain.

Together, the two motors produce 884 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque. Polestar didn’t break down the specific output of each motor, but noted that the rear motors are more powerful.

Polestar 5 prototype at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Polestar 5, a four-door electric fastback that will take the top spot in the brand’s lineup, is showing up at this week’s 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​in camouflaged prototype form. The event isn’t traditionally aimed at EV fans, but at regular car enthusiasts — which is probably the audience Polestar is looking for.

The Polestar 5 will go on sale in 2024 and is largely based on the Precept concept released in 2020 – albeit in a traditional door that replaces the Precept’s suicide doors. It clearly aims to compete with the Tesla Model S, Lucid Air and Mercedes-Benz EQS and to some extent the Porsche Taycan.

Polestar 5 prototype at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Polestar 5 prototype at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Polestar, which has been aiming to be a Porsche competitor, is developing its own electric motor, battery and architecture, although it will still share a lot with parent brand Volvo. It’s also moving away from the styling of its Volvo roots, as evidenced by the Precept and the recent Polestar O2 Roadster concept.

Ahead of the Polestar 5, the American-made Polestar 3 SUV is scheduled to arrive in early 2023, followed by a smaller, more coupe-like Polestar 4 SUV later in 2023. With these new models, Polestar hopes to expand its sales tenfold from around 29,000 in 2021 to 290,000 by the end of 2025.