Pre-orders for Polestar 1 GT Coupé now available in 18 countries

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Polestar has claimed interest already in excess of 7,000 people since the model was unveiled.

Pre-ordering is now available in the following 18 countries: China, United States, Sweden, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada.

In addition, an online configurator has been launched for customers to use before placing their order.

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As expected, Europe forms the largest chunk of the opening cut, with Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Poland being the available markets for the auto on the continent.

For first-hand impressions, the Polestar 1 is on display at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show until the end of this week, on March 18.

Set to arrive in mid-2019, the Polestar 1 features an electric drivetrain supported by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 592bhp and 1,000Nm of torque.

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The pre-order process involves a fully-refundable deposit equivalent to $2500 Euro or $2500 U.S.D which serves as a placeholder in the queue for a Polestar 1.

Final pricing hasn't been revealed for the Swedish performance machine, but Polestar has confirmed that the vehicle will only be available on subscription, requiring monthly payments. Much of the Polestar 1 (about half) is based on Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture; the rest is entirely new technology developed by Polestar engineers working within Volvo's R&D department.

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