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The final Polestar 1 cars will be colored gold

From here on out, automaker will only produce battery-powered vehicles

Polestar leaves fossil fuels behind and looks forward to an all-electric future. PHOTO FROM POLESTAR

Swedish company Polestar has been around for nearly three decades. But it only started as a firm building its own cars in 2017. From its inception as a stand-alone automaker, Polestar has committed to making sporty, eco-friendly vehicles. Its first product, the aptly named Polestar 1, is a high-performance hybrid coupe with just over 600hp under the hood.

The Polestar 1 obviously benefits from its maker's long history of tuning Volvos. PHOTOS FROM POLESTAR

However, the brand recently announced its plans of building true carbon-neutral cars. This is in line with parent company Volvo’s pledge to progressively increase zero-emission vehicles in its product portfolio. Because of this, Polestar is stopping production of its first and last piston-engine car within the year. And it is giving it a rather special send-off.

The 25 special-edition units will be the last Polestar 1 cars ever made. PHOTOS FROM POLESTAR

Only 25 production slots have been allocated for the final Polestar 1 cars. These special-edition vehicles will be getting a special matte-gold paint job paired with black wheels. The cabin gets contrast stitching in the same gold color as the outside. Performance-wise, it is no different from the standard car. The body is built from lightweight carbon-fiber polymer. All 609hp is kept in check with Akebono brakes and Öhlins adjustable dampers.

For the Chinese, gold symbolizes wealth. It probably reflects the purchase price. PHOTOS FROM POLESTAR

Polestar hasn’t put a price on the limited-edition version of its hybrid car. In the US, the Polestar 1 starts at $155,000 (P7.5 million). It’s quite steep for something made in China by a young automaker, but the vehicle does have supercar-worthy performance. But what is more significant than the car’s imminent departure is the fact that fossil fuels are increasingly falling out of fashion in the auto industry.

Miggi Solidum

Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.