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Start designing.... I’ll be back in a few....

Update 1: Oh gawd, what boring colors: space, snow, midnight, osmium, osmium matte, magnesium. Pretty much black, white, and several shades of gray. Where’s the rest of the rainbow?

Update 2: For rims you have 3 choices - Black, matte, or diamond cut (black with chrome). Then you get to choose between black and chrome trim. Then the interior is charcoal with a choice of zinc or charcoal seats. Yet the seat belts are yellow. I don’t get it. It feels like Henry Ford all over again. You can get any color you want... as long as it’s black.

Update 3: $2500 gets you in the queue, I had forgotten there’s a gas engine in there (somehow I had it in my mind it was all electric). But the lack of any colors means I’ll have to plastidip or paint it to get what I want. But with no indication of final price, I’m not hitting submit. The look of the car is bland. If I’m going to spend a big wad of cash on a car, it might as well look good. If it was $40k, then I’d tolerate the simpler and less muscle car than a mustang look. But I’m guessing this is 6 figures, and at that price, I’d rather drive an i8 or NSX

Update 4: 600 hp, 1000 nm of torque, 150km (93 miles) of range, not too bad, better than my volt. But I’m still not jumping for joy here. In this day and age where everyone wants a CUV, I smell a huge whiff here like the ELR, without the great looks. Instead of a drop dead gorgeous supermodel in a slinky red dress, you get Mary Ann in gray sweatpants and a gray sweatshirt.
 

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I went with black trim but diamond cut wheels on my space paint.
I went with black on black on black with the intent of plastidipping it all in RL-71 Alien Pearl

https://www.dipyourcar.com/collections/alien-pearls/products/rl-71-alien-pearl

Though I doubt I'll actually pull the trigger on the Polestar. Maybe their next EV.... or one of the Volvo hybrids. I really like the look of the V90 Cross Country. Sadly the Cross Country doesn't come with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain option. They only have the S60, S90, XC60 and XC90 with a plug.
 

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Based on this

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/04/25/polestar-1-pricing-usa/

it looks like you can only subscribe to the car, give it back after the 2-3 year subscription. As someone who is wealthy enough to buy whatever car I want, I won't be getting a Polestar if they won't sell it to me. It's now definitely off the short list of future LLninja vehicles unless they reconsider the pricing model.
 

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so you probably don't want this one(https://www.koenigsegg.com) and really prefer a 69 vw bug,is that what your saying.
0-60 means nothing to me. I could care less about having the fastest car in the world. All I want is something that is electric or PHEV that looks cool and doesn't have so much HP or torque to be too temped to kill myself. So the ELR fits that bill. So does a Model S in Valet mode. I realize the rest of the world demands that something which looks like a supercar must shatter acceleration records, but I'd take an NSX with a wimpy engine if one existed, purely for the looks. I can predict if and when I buy a supercar, I'd probably never exceed the speed limit for fear that the PoPo would be ready to throw the book at me if they caught me on radar speeding.

Something similar happened when I was in college, after my dad bought me my first car, a Toyota Supra. When I first got the car, I was always driving 90 MPH in a 55 zone, but after I bought a radar detector, something in my head snapped and I drove the speed limit, worried that if a cop caught me with the radar detector, he wouldn't give me any grace. After someone broke into my car, shattered the driver side window and stole the radar detector, I never replaced it, and still don't exceed the speed limit.

I don't want a 69 VW bug because it looks like a bug. But put a VW engine into a Lotus Espirit shape with modern airbags, traction control, antilock brakes, and I'd be happy.
 

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Oooh, GT-R concept (plus a host of other supercars) to add to the short list...which is getting longer and longer.

Polestar 1 made in China, owned by the Chinese kills it for me.
 

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Polestar 1 made in China, owned by the Chinese kills it for me.
That and if you watch the whole video you see a line of cars much more attractive than this as it drives to the end of the line. For this kind of money I want one of the others, not this Volvo on steroids. Most of those other cars have pedigree that this car lacks.
 

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Okay, they are not revealing the battery size so their range claims aren't worth anything at this point. Their claim that 350 will be the baseline and go up from there implies this is clearly on the EU scale of estimates meaning probably 250 US. Remember that the Bolt on NECD gets 323 miles compared to EAP of 238. I know they gave a number for the TM3 but they gave the EPA and not the NECD. Now there is yet another standard coming but how it fares versus NECD/EPA numbers is yet to be seen
 

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Okay, they are not revealing the battery size so their range claims aren't worth anything at this point. Their claim that 350 will be the baseline and go up from there implies this is clearly on the EU scale of estimates meaning probably 250 US. Remember that the Bolt on NECD gets 323 miles compared to EAP of 238. I know they gave a number for the TM3 but they gave the EPA and not the NECD. Now there is yet another standard coming but how it fares versus NECD/EPA numbers is yet to be seen
I wouldn't bet against what the Chinese may be able to do with sufficient investment. They think very long term.
 
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