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Considering a Polestar 2 as an option via a new salary sacrifice scheme we now have at work.
It’s run by Tusker Cars, and they’re now showing the performance pack with the power upgrade, but also a “BST Edition”, which appears to have 21” wheels, and is only available in Snow or Thunder. There must be some other differences though, as the P11d value is 10k more than even the dual motor with all the packs added.
Searching only yields other lease companies listings. Does anyone know what the actual differences are?
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Considering a Polestar 2 as an option via a new salary sacrifice scheme we now have at work.
It’s run by Tusker Cars, and they’re now showing the performance pack with the power upgrade, but also a “BST Edition”, which appears to have 21” wheels, and is only available in Snow or Thunder. There must be some other differences though, as the P11d value is 10k more than even the dual motor with all the packs added.
Searching only yields other lease companies listings. Does anyone know what the actual differences are?
J
Check this not sure if it gives any further details than you have.

 

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Maybe a production version of the experimental P2 Beast?

I think you might be on to something there. This article also alludes to the experimental hill climb vehicle being inspired by a pre-production prototype nicknamed “beast” rather than the other way around:

Could be interesting…

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Noticed some additional details in the Tusker listing:
  • 21in Alloy Wheels - Gloss Black Diamond Cut BST Edition
  • Front Strut Bar
  • Unique Ohlins BST Edition Dampers
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Height: 1448 mm (normally quoted as 1473mm!)
Range: 283 miles (down from 300?)
 

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fwiw if we go back to the very first tease of the “Beast” experimental car:

He did tag it with "PS2BST" on Instagram and I suspect he wasn't referring to the switch to British Summer Time :) BeaST? Have to say that with the cladding painted in body-colour, it does look slab-sided and SUVish.
 

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I think it will be a production version of Thomas Ingenlath's "Beast".

-It has 21" black wheels.

-It's lowered (presumably with a pre-production form of the soon to be released lowering springs)

-It has painted to match lower cladding. That part aligns with a comment made by a Polestar USA rep at a Polestar event today. I asked if an upcoming special edition he mentioned would come in a new color(s). He said it "would have something a little different". Body matched cladding would fit that, and wouldn't be a huge lift for Polestar to implement.
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I think it will be a production version of Thomas Ingenlath's "Beast".

-It has 21" black wheels.

-It's lowered (presumably with a pre-production form of the soon to be released lowering springs)

-It has painted to match lower cladding. That part aligns with a comment made by a Polestar USA rep at a Polestar event today. I asked if an upcoming special edition he mentioned would come in a new color(s). He said it "would have something a little different". Body matched cladding would fit that, and wouldn't be a huge lift for Polestar to implement. View attachment 13342
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Tom missed a trick, he should have told his engineers to build him a quad motor p2 😬 Then he could have called it a beast at the moment it’s just a baby beast lol.
 

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I suspect this is also why the Performance Pack has been pulled from the US ordering system. They probably want to make some headlines by releasing this special edition along with the traditional Performance Pack that will now come with the added power numbers.
 

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Saw this three weeks ago when testdriving before order my own PS2. I saw an open door at helsinki Space and took a quick look and a photo before our nice hostess shot the door and told us not to publish anything before its official.
Would have blackmailed Her for a test drive or said I’m going to post the second I’m out the door lol.
 

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The specs are already leaked (including pictures).
  • snow and thunder
  • 21 wheels all black (P1)
  • 6 piston brakes (P1)
  • black trim painted in body colour
  • special ohlin dampers
  • 476 HP
So if you look at the vide above you get a good impression. I will upload the pictures on request after official announcement.
 
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