Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car manufacturer, has unveiled its latest creation, the Polestar Synergy hypercar, at the IAA Mobility Show. The Synergy hypercar is the remarkable result of the 2022 Polestar Design Contest, where three winning entries were combined into a full-scale prototype. As part of a new collaboration with Mattel, the concept will also be immortalized as a scale model, offering enthusiasts the chance to own a piece of sustainable performance.
The theme of the 2022 Polestar Design Contest was “sustainable performance,” and it drew over 600 entries, primarily focused on zero-emission sportscars, supercars, and hypercars. The winning proposal for the Synergy's exterior was a collaborative effort by Devashish Deshmukh and Swapnil Desai, both based in Paris. The futuristic interior design was conceived by Yingxiang Li from China. Merging these winning entries into a cohesive concept required six months of dedication from the winners and Polestar's design team.
Maximillian Missoni, Head of Design at Polestar, emphasized the significance of collaboration in this endeavor, stating, “This year, the story is as much about collaboration as performance. I'm proud that the team were able to guide and support the winners to realize their dream as a full-scale model. It's not often student designers receive such exposure at the start of their career.”
The full-scale model of the Polestar Synergy hypercar is a static representation, showcasing its extreme proportions. Measuring 4.56 meters (179.5 inches) in length and standing at just 1.07 meters (42.1 inches) tall, the model features numerous openings that facilitate efficient airflow around the bodywork. Polestar's CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, believes that the Synergy concept exemplifies that electric vehicles (EVs) can be equally, if not more, exhilarating than their internal combustion engine counterparts.
Following its debut in Munich, the Polestar Synergy will embark on a tour of the United States, commencing with the Hot Wheels Legends Tour in El Segundo, California, on October 7th. This marks the beginning of Polestar's collaboration with Mattel, which will also include Hot Wheels and Matchbox versions of its production models.
In addition to the winning entries, Polestar recognized the sustainability-focused go-kart design from Polish designer Kamil Kozil with an honorable mention. Further details about the next Design Contest from Polestar will be announced in due course.