Polestar has brought the winning design from the latest Polestar Design Contest to life as a 1:1 scale model. At the same time, the carmaker is kicking off a partnership with Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand, starting with Hot Wheels providing the inspiration for the next Polestar Design Contest that references the innovative and outrageous designs from the American brand’s 55-year history.
This will eventually expand with Polestar’s production vehicles being immortalised as Hot Wheels and Matchbox collectibles in the future.
3 winning designs combined
The ‘Polestar Synergy’ electric fantasy supercar combines 3 winning designs which took the honours in the latest competition from a field of over 600 entries. Entrants responded to a brief to design a Polestar vehicle centred around the experience of performance, providing an advanced technical story that enables this in a sustainable way.
After shortlisting ten designs, the judging panel selected two exterior winners and one interior winner – a first for the competition. The resulting Polestar Synergy is the product of over 6 months of collaboration between the winners and the Polestar Design team to turn 3 distinct dreams into one cohesive reality.
Inspired by nature, emotional durability
The final design of the fantasy supercar is inspired by nature and emotional durability, featuring a single-seat floating interior design with control at its core.
Both winning exterior designers, Devashish Deshmukh and Swapnil Desai, are based in France. Deshmukh’s design focused on hollowed-out volumes, inspired by a hammerhead shark, while Desai’s design was themed around emotional durability with technical upgradability and materials that age gracefully over time.
The interior designer, China-based Yingxiang Li, created a cabin with a performance-oriented seating position that offers a new experience focused on ‘floating comfort and control’.
A different form for a Polestar
Combined, the car is a true realisation of Polestar’s key performance values. But, standing just 1.07 metres tall and 4.56 metres long, the car exhibits proportions and details not yet seen from the brand to create a supercar silhouette, proving electric supercars can be as exciting as supercars with combustion engines.
After this week’s debut in Munich, the 1:1 scale model will make its way to the USA and begin its tour as a feature model at the Hot Wheels Legends Tour in California, and then making other appearances at Polestar locations around the country.
Just as exciting as ICE equivalents
“Congratulations to the winners; their vision and the teamwork with our designers has resulted in a truly gorgeous car. The collaboration with Mattel for next year’s Polestar Design Contest and the forthcoming scale models of our production cars will bring the Polestar brand and this groundbreaking competition to an even wider audience. All of this proves that electric vehicles – in reality or as toys – can be just as, if not more, exciting than their ICE equivalents,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar’s CEO.