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Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 unveiled, ruled out for Australia

This limited edition Polestar 2 with an upgraded drivetrain, rejigged suspension, and a few exterior tweaks won't be making the trip to Oz.

Derek Fung
Derek Fung

After a positive reaction to a modified Polestar 2 displayed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the electric car maker has unveiled a limited-edition model with more power and improved handling.

The Polestar 2 BST Edition 270, as it’s known, seems unlikely to land on our shores, with the company stating it will be built “exclusively for Europe, North America and China”.

Just 270 examples of the BST Edition 270 will be made, and the first deliveries are expected to begin during the fourth quarter of 2022.

Each of these limited-edition vehicles features a dual-motor all-wheel drive system with total of 350kW and 680Nm.

That’s the same power and torque as the Polestar 2 Long Range model after it has been upgraded via a $1600 software update.

Polestar claims the BST Edition 270 handles better thanks to its 25mm lower suspension, 20 per cent stiffer shock absorbers, and a front strut bar.

The car is also fitted with Öhlins two-way adjustable dampers, which feature auxiliary adjustment chambers under the bonnet.

There are new matte black 21-inch alloy wheels shod with 245/35 Pirelli P Zero rubber. Stopping ability comes from four-pot Brembo brakes.

Externally the BST Edition 270 is distinguished from other Polestar 2s by its glossy black wing mirrors, and full body-colour bumpers and side skirts.

Paint options are limited to white and grey, but buyers can opt for a matte black stripe, as well as a satin grey body wrap.

MORE: Everything Polestar 2

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Derek Fung
Derek Fung

Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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