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When the head-turning Polestar 1 hits the roads, it won’t be a common sight. In fact, difficulties in producing the sports car will limit its production.

Automotive News Europe reports that the Polestar 1 will be based around a shortened version of the steel platform used by the Volvo S90. The 1’s carbon fiber body will then be bonded on to the chassis, a task that is both time-consuming and expensive.

With this in mind, Polestar only intends on building roughly 500 examples per year.

Consequently, the Polestar 1 will act as the brand’s halo model and help to ensure Polestar becomes a household name. From there, the company will launch its Tesla Model 3-rivalling sedan, dubbed the Polestar 2, in late 2019. A couple of years later, the Polestar 3 will arrive in the form of a crossover aiming to steal customers away from the Tesla Model X.

The company’s range will then be topped off by the Polestar 4, expected to be a convertible based around the Polestar 1.

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