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Firm says it has "pull" to make supercar inspired by performance, sustainability and nature as result of design contest

A supercar inspired by the Polestar Synergy concept would have a place in the firm's range and is "something we should take further", according to design boss Maximillian Missoni.

While there were no production plans yet, "the appealing and positive response" to the concept that was first shown at the Munich motor show, and "knowing the team would be capable" of engineering it led to something that "would be very exciting" to Polestar in the future.

"I'm not saying we'd do this, but we'd like to do this," he added. 

The role of Polestar's UK-based engineering team at the Horiba MIRA facility would allow a low-volume car to become more than a pipe dream, too.

This team, which has developed the new aluminium architecture for the Polestar 5 and Polestar 6 models, is geared up for creating specialist and high-performance model. 

However, Missoni said that if the Synergy were ever to make production, it would do so based on a monocoque, rather than the new aluminium architecture.

Missoni said that the Polestar brand absolutely had the "pull" to be able to create a supercar and it was "exciting and inspiring to see where the brand would go".

The Synergy concept was billed at its unveiling as a “fantasy supercar” that combines three models created for a design contest. 

After 600 contest entrants were whittled down to 10, three winners were selected. Two based in France contributed to the exterior, while one from China took the lead on the interior. 

The winners worked alongside the Polestar design team for six months to finalise the design of the concept, which measures 1.07 metres tall and 4.65 metres long. It features imposing wheel arches, a large front splitter and a dramatic rear lightbar. 

Polestar said the exterior design takes inspiration from a hammerhead shark, plus “emotional durability” and “technical upgradability”. 

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The interior, which incorporates a single sports-style seat, is “performance orientated". It's fitted with a racing harness, a digital visor display and a host of small digital screens throughout, displaying information such as battery charge and outside temperature. 

A large ‘floating’ digital display replaces a traditional dashboard, while a yoke-style steering wheel features its own digital display. 

“This year, the story is as much about collaboration as performance," said Missoni. "I’m proud that the team were able to guide and support the winners to realising their dream as a full-scale model.

“It’s not often student designers receive such exposure at the start of their career, something the Polestar Design Community on Instagram does so well, amplified this year by the 1:1-scale model and its planned tour of Polestar locations around the world.”

Polestar's design competition first started in 2020. The brand announced a collaboration with Hot Wheels alongside the reveal of the Synergy concept, which will be the inspiration for the next design competition, and lead to Hot Wheels and Matchbox collectibles.

Mark Tisshaw

Title: Editor

Mark is a journalist with more than a decade of top-level experience in the automotive industry. He first joined Autocar in 2009, having previously worked in local newspapers. He has held several roles at Autocar, including news editor, deputy editor, digital editor and his current position of editor, one he has held since 2017.

From this position he oversees all of Autocar’s content across the print magazine, website, social media, video, and podcast channels, as well as our recent launch, Autocar Business. Mark regularly interviews the very top global executives in the automotive industry, telling their stories and holding them to account, meeting them at shows and events around the world.

Mark is a Car of the Year juror, a prestigious annual award that Autocar is one of the main sponsors of. He has made media appearances on the likes of the BBC, and contributed to titles including What Car?Move Electric and Pistonheads, and has written a column for The Sun.

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Commenter 11 November 2023
More real than the Lincoln synergy concept and more cohesive than caparo T1
shiftright 10 November 2023

Why is there no mention  of the go-kart next to it? What's that about? Does it eject out of the car like Batman's pod bike?

Peter Cavellini 10 November 2023

Need two spaces in Tesco Carpark?, this'll never see a public road,fantastic shape and I admire there determination too.