Polestar, after separating from Volvo last month, has published a set of teaser pictures on its Instagram account, hinting at the possibility of a new high-performance two-door coupe. There’s a date – October 17, 2017 – to go with it, and it’s rumoured to be an all-electric model that lines up with the company’s interest to take on EV giants Tesla Motors and BMW’s i division.

When the puzzle pieces are arranged (done by Swedespeed forumers), the car seems to bear strong resemblance to the Volvo Concept Coupe, which later went on to shape the S90 and V90. If so, it’s also possible that the car may be built on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture. The Concept Coupe had a 395 hp and 600 Nm plug-in hybrid powertrain.


The rear end of the Polestar vehicle draws inspiration from the Volvo Concept Coupe

It’s unclear right now whether the Polestar debutant will be a concept or an actual production model. There’s absolutely no details with regards to its mechanicals as yet, but they may very well receive chassis tuning input from Lotus, following Geely’s (Volvo’s parent company) acquisition of the British sports car brand.

What do you think of this – is the world ready for a high performance Polestar-branded (not Volvo) sports coupe?


GALLERY: Volvo Concept Coupe