Remember the high-performance polyester 2 concept from last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed? Well, the public accepted it very well, so the company managed to give it the green light to produce, resulting in the Polyester 2 BST version 270. The limited-production special will be available in 270 units, reserved for Europe, North America, and China.
The production version looks similar to the concept, although it has a less aggressive front bumper design. Still, it gets an aerodynamic extension for the bumper and side seals, a redesigned grille and an optional matte-black stripe running through the bodywork. A beautiful set of black 21-inch alloy wheels inspired by Polyester 1 includes 245 / 35R21 Pirelli P Zero tires specially made for the model.
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The Special Edition is available in Thunder or Snow Exterior, but an optional Battleship Gray Satin wrap is also available for those who prefer a bolder look. However, it matches the gold seatbelt inside the standard charcoal wavetech, with glossy black accents and gold details (brake caliper, damper element, valve cap).
Dual electric motors are tuned to generate a combined 470 HP (350 kW / 476 PS) and 680 Nm (501.5 lb-ft) torque by absorbing the juice from a 78 kWh battery. This represents an increase from the 402 HP (300 kW / 408 PS) of the Polyester 2 long range dual motor, which is consistent with last year’s concept figures.
Chassis upgrades include reduced suspension of 25 mm (1 inch), improved responsiveness and handling with a new setup. The most sporty polyester 2 features a bespoke Öhlins 2-way adjustable damper with a bonnet mounted auxiliary adjustment champer, 20 percent rigid springs and a front strut bar attached. The brakes remain unchanged since the Polyester 2 was already available with a 4-piston Brambo caliper.
Polyester Polyester 2 did not announce a price for the BST version 270, but said interested customers in Europe, North America and China should express their interest through the website. Production of 270 units of the performance-centric EV will begin in mid-2022, with first delivery expected in the fourth quarter.