Polestar 2 First Nürburgring Lap & Impressions. Better than Tesla M3P?

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The Polestar 2 is winning the award after award from various automotive journalists. But how does it perform on the track? Time to find out!
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Topics & Time Stamps
00:00 Intro & Specs
02:07 First Meters
02:45 Lap
12:54 Post-Lap thoughts
14:54 Charge vs Tesla comparison


  • Kim L
    Kim LΠριν 7 ημέρες

    Winter tiers wtf 😂

  • Thiago Lopes
    Thiago LopesΠριν 10 ημέρες

    Tesla - American Polestar(Volvo) - Swedish Do we reeeeally need to argue who´s better? Nej!!!

  • beernutsonline
    beernutsonlineΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Great lap! But three laps on a charge is not very fun in the long run.. :p (pun intended)

  • Elias
    EliasΠριν 11 ημέρες

    The key is so ugly cause there was not ment to be one it was ment to have an app to open it just they havent got that working yet

  • harry
    harryΠριν 13 ημέρες

    How about comparing it in the summer to a Model 3 Performance with track package? The Polestar doesn't stand a chance. Why? Too heavy, too tall, not as much power.

  • Sam Bale
    Sam BaleΠριν 13 ημέρες

    Good stuff

  • Ianmundo
    IanmundoΠριν 14 ημέρες

    I love love love the styling and interior of the Polestar 2 but the huge weight and low range versus Tesla is disappointing. In Iceland they haven’t started selling the car yet but it’s rumoured to be much more expensive that the model 3

  • Stallion The Plumber
    Stallion The PlumberΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Fantastic video, Misha! Must be interesting to drive that hard with soft tires 🙈 I think Polestar 2 looks great! Great proportions and the looks of a powerful car. I have a SP100D 2017, myself, and I would love to have a Polestar to replace the Passat Alltrack. Thanks for the great video! Greetings from Norway 😊

  • JC


    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    @Stallion The Plumber 👌🏻

  • Stallion The Plumber

    Stallion The Plumber

    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    @JC you need to compare apples to apples. If I had to choose to RECEIVE one (hence the price difference) , I would definitely go for the Plaid, but they are not even comparable.

  • JC


    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    Would you rather have the polestar or the 2021 plaid model s?

  • Richard Stefanits
    Richard StefanitsΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Basically anything can beat a tesla in terms of build quality. Some of them reminds me the old ex-soviet cars in that regard.

  • Richard
    RichardΠριν 15 ημέρες

    agree! that key looks very meh!

  • Tom & Inga Foley
    Tom & Inga FoleyΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Good morning campers? Is this the second coming of “ Uncle Ernie” ? Is that you Keith?

  • Aurora Moto
    Aurora MotoΠριν 15 ημέρες

    probally turns down the power to keep the battery at a nice temperature!

  • Christian Anderson
    Christian AndersonΠριν 15 ημέρες

    No way

  • Bob Brown
    Bob BrownΠριν 16 ημέρες

    Why does it looks like a Volvo?

  • Matthew Pryke
    Matthew PrykeΠριν 16 ημέρες

    You can adjust the damping manually to a sports setting.

  • Layton B
    Layton BΠριν 16 ημέρες

    The key looks like a Doctors Pager ... coincidence I think not!

  • Layton B
    Layton BΠριν 16 ημέρες

    Polestar ... our vehicles give free bear hugs for driving us the way you should!

  • baikia777
    baikia777Πριν 17 ημέρες

    Imagine someone buys the car solely for polestar seatbelt safety feature. *Driver breaks hard* Car : *tighten seatbelt* Driver : *got strangled* Also Driver : HARDER!!

  • AllGood
    AllGoodΠριν 17 ημέρες

    Price in the US, is higher than Tesla. This compares more to the Model 3 LR, which is sold for less in the US.

  • Elledollar
    ElledollarΠριν 17 ημέρες

    At some point Misha says “ battery when from 85 to 77 “ or something and a bit later he says he feels he lost power , around 70hp I didn’t get why he lost power , was it because the battery was too hot or just because he lost charging % If you lose power the less your car is charged it’s quite problematic 🙃

  • alexitq
    alexitqΠριν 17 ημέρες

    Looks like it's got good suspension and balance, but man does it look heavy as well.

  • Hadrien LF
    Hadrien LFΠριν 18 ημέρες

    Don't even compare this to a Tesla, this is a properly built automobile by a real car manufacturer, not a plastic/wood/tech over hyped brand like Tesla.

  • Ianmundo


    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    Certainly build quality is likely much higher on the Polestar but Teslas are proper electric platforms whereas this Polestar 2 uses a modified XC40 chassis. The Polestar weighs well over 2 tons, approximately 300kg more than a Tesla model 3 but with much less range than the Tesla.

  • alfredondatra
    alfredondatraΠριν 18 ημέρες

    So doing three laps of Nurburgring would deplete the whole battery - thats barely 60 kilometers...

  • jabadeos
    jabadeosΠριν 18 ημέρες

    straight to action, as always! love it misha

  • Enrique Florendo
    Enrique FlorendoΠριν 18 ημέρες

    2 yellow warnings. No engine warnings, no battery warnings... went half speed 40% of the track lol. Also went 5 mins slower.

  • Enrique Florendo
    Enrique FlorendoΠριν 18 ημέρες

    You’re all over the place in that car. Lol. That car is a clown on the ring. 😊

  • Waylander
    WaylanderΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Misha please take the time to do your research on what you're driving.

  • MrMarpra
    MrMarpraΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Volvo - killing you with safety.

  • Todd Richardson
    Todd RichardsonΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Appears to understeer regularly . . .

  • Pragmatic Tornado
    Pragmatic TornadoΠριν 19 ημέρες

    The only thing I like better about this car than the Model 3, is the exterior. I really like the interior design of the M3. It is clean and minimalistic, in a good way. Picked up a Model 3 LR AWD 2021 around 3 weeks ago, and already driven almost 3000 km. It has a fair share of drawbacks, but nothing deal breaking, in my opinion. And I find that even the LR is pretty damn fun to "throw around" in the corners, with precise steering and decent shocks with minimal body roll.

  • Staša Komnenić
    Staša KomnenićΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Tesla is Yugo for this Volvo Unisex

  • yankee raza
    yankee razaΠριν 19 ημέρες

    nice car and driver

  • andgate2000
    andgate2000Πριν 19 ημέρες

    Again...testing cars in the “real world” 😩conditions of the ring.

  • psicodom
    psicodomΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Micha’s calm and driving lines just show what a great ring driver he is!

  • Dennis Dekker
    Dennis DekkerΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Crazy that you charge the Polestar with a lawnmower.

  • Mahdi Hosseini
    Mahdi HosseiniΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Do the porsche tycan

  • Jonas Granlund
    Jonas GranlundΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Sad about the Yellow lights, would have been nice to compare the track time, I have a feeling that the speed on straights and acceleration was quite a lot faster in the Tesla Performance and then it is not strange that the Tesla used up a little more % of energy bank. If both cars drove in same speed around the track the Polestar would consume more, Bjorn Nydland have a range test here and the Model 3 performance consume 141Wh/km and Polestar 2 consume 167Wh/km when driving in 90km/h, so the range difference is quite big, 531km vs 435km. grbuild.info/goon/b-nteo/uGyZd2Skq6GDp5g&ab_channel=Bj%C3%B8rnNyland

  • Swedish Slacker
    Swedish SlackerΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Making some Arnold noises when the seat belt tightened up 😅

  • Josh Creek
    Josh CreekΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Maybe Robert should put in a fast-charging station at Apex.

  • Aleksandr Halas
    Aleksandr HalasΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Very nice!!!!

  • Waka_1111
    Waka_1111Πριν 20 ημέρες

    240km/h and we can hear you clear and loud. Nice acoustics isolation!

  • rj0804
    rj0804Πριν 20 ημέρες

    Being one of the people requesting this video and a polestar 2 owner I'm really glad you made the video! 😁 Looking forward to a test on summer tires and no esc. It would have been nice to disable electronic speed limiter and some safety features as a "Track day"-button, but that's very unlikely being Volvo. One of the most missed features I find is the possibility to pull up sensordata on the screen, specifically battery temps as I live in the north. As always an awesome video Misha!

  • Per Eldh
    Per EldhΠριν 20 ημέρες

    2.1 tonne truck..

  • Gustel
    GustelΠριν 20 ημέρες

    is this the perfect family car, hmmm

  • Polestar Owners Club com
    Polestar Owners Club comΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Love the photo you got from this! 😍

  • Got memes?
    Got memes?Πριν 20 ημέρες

    wow 30% battery drained in 23 km, no wonder no one wants an electric car

  • Rushin Roulette
    Rushin RouletteΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Polestar 2: Harder daddy edition.

  • dallatorretdu
    dallatorretduΠριν 20 ημέρες

    I'm not sure that lapping hard the car then go straight to fast charging it is good for the batteries

  • Martin Foster
    Martin FosterΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Switch to summer tyres and have suspension set up by your good friends at Manthey-Racing, the Önlins are fully adjustable! Then compare against Model 3P and also maybe the Taycan??!! Thanks to you, Robert and the rest of the team for the great content, something always a little different, keep it up & stay safe and well!

  • Jaimie Duthoy

    Jaimie Duthoy

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Yep. But you cannot modify the suspension yourself. BTW he never mentions this is the performance version. See orange seatbelts and has upgraded brakes too

  • David Garrad
    David GarradΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Was hoping to get mine out there this year but it looks unlikely because covid 😢

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    Agent 111Πριν 20 ημέρες

    Performance mode? It already has Driver Mod installed with Misha driving

  • Agent 111
    Agent 111Πριν 20 ημέρες

    Did you say Creep Mode? Is that where all it'll play is Radiohead "Creep"...like eurobeat but in a completely different Monty Python kinda way😉

  • Peak Performance Reviews
    Peak Performance ReviewsΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Nice very impressive, I’m actually thinking of getting one too, making me lean a bit more closer to one 😎👍

  • Montevallo Mustang
    Montevallo MustangΠριν 20 ημέρες

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  • Angus
    AngusΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Yes! Some love for Polestar! It's so much better looking then the Tesla 3. I've always found the front end on Tesla's gives the impression the designers didn't know what to do with it.

  • odisy64


    Πριν 20 ημέρες

    I like how little they do to the front, some things look better in a simple shape, like a hood or roof.

  • subliminalvibes
    subliminalvibesΠριν 20 ημέρες

    TLC sang a song about CREEP mode. They also sang a song about SCRUBS but I don't think that was about braking,

  • Schumifannr Eins
    Schumifannr EinsΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Maybe the "murderous seatbelts" can be switched off?

  • Steven Vandenbosch
    Steven VandenboschΠριν 21 ημέρα

    definitely reduced power going towards hohe acht

  • Basta147
    Basta147Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Seems like Model 3 has way better thermal management but Polestar has better brakes and suspension mhh things you could easily upgrade on the Model 3 :)

  • ThisiscoolGAMES
    ThisiscoolGAMESΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Okay Misha serious question 🙋🏾‍♂️ Are Volvo's good cars??? I own one and everytime I say I have a volvo it seems like everyone in the room rolls their eyes bc they drive BMW.

  • Ralph Ipili
    Ralph IpiliΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Looks like a monster truck in the picture

  • Jannas Le Roux
    Jannas Le RouxΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Nice feedback I really enjoyed it 💯💯😎

  • tedium37
    tedium37Πριν 21 ημέρα

    How sweet! Polestar is giving you a tight hug.

  • turbofanlover
    turbofanloverΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Poor Misha. Just goes out for a pleasant drive on the Ring and gets viciously attacked by his seat belt. ;)

  • Hartmut Gl
    Hartmut GlΠριν 21 ημέρα

    why driving an akward truck?

  • Igor Derdić
    Igor DerdićΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Gotta warm up the tires! 🙄😁🤘🏻

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  • Chicomacheeno
    ChicomacheenoΠριν 21 ημέρα

    The remaining snow on the shoulders is a perfect background for the Polestar.

  • PSNbuusa
    PSNbuusaΠριν 21 ημέρα

    If the battery gets overheated or is to cold you can see that it's limited in you dashboard on your state of charge indicator. It gets gray, the warmer the battery gets the more gray it gets. I've got the battery to limit itself by the heat from driving on regular roads so I definitely think you got limited during this lap. :)

  • ken large
    ken largeΠριν 21 ημέρα

    good morning carmrades

  • stnnn1992
    stnnn1992Πριν 21 ημέρα

    I sneezed at the same time as that guy in the video. Thanks for the blessing Misha!

  • Andy Jones
    Andy JonesΠριν 21 ημέρα

    No matter how fast those cars have become...they are as exiting as watching paint dry.🥱😴

  • Петър Стойчев
    Петър СтойчевΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Great car. However at the last moment he mentioned the elephant in the room. Charging infrastructure. You go to a fats charge locations and there are like 2 or 4 chargers.. You go to a Tesla supercharger and there are at least 14 - 20 stalls.. But if one doesn't travel long distance a lot, should be OK with PS2

  • superbecx
    superbecxΠριν 21 ημέρα

    How about installing a fastcharger at Apex?

  • Pete Evers
    Pete EversΠριν 21 ημέρα

    range anxiety , recharge times and lack of infrastructure will hamper your experience pretty much no matter what your motivating fluid/electrons are , an infernally combustible engine powered vehicle for the most part is free of these restrictions.

  • Davo UpNYa
    Davo UpNYaΠριν 21 ημέρα

    I'm impressed !

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    Dommelit MelitΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Omg that seatbelt thing is so funny hahaha

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    SK ReactionzΠριν 21 ημέρα

    When I book my future vacation here and rent an apex car is there a special option to get a lap with Misha? 😃

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    OM KukadiyaΠριν 21 ημέρα

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  • z0n4l1
    z0n4l1Πριν 21 ημέρα

    did not look fast did not look like it was fun and sounded like beging tortured

  • Coltkiss .45
    Coltkiss .45Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Will we see the new golf R here?

  • BadBoyMorales
    BadBoyMoralesΠριν 21 ημέρα

    The quietness still trips me out. Im so use to having a screaming engine. I have driven a model X and a jaguar ipace and driving it fast and going over the speed limit is so easy because you dont fet a sense of speed with no engine noice

  • BadBoyMorales
    BadBoyMoralesΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Polestar 2 reminds me of a 2000s dodge stratus or a scion TC car from side view

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    BadBoyMoralesΠριν 21 ημέρα


  • Philip T
    Philip TΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Impressive! Traction control turning on and off, seat belts cinching up? You're probably just scaring the poor car :-) Dampers are also adjustable in that model. Have fun!

  • Seven Bueno
    Seven BuenoΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Ever considered voice acting? Just imagined your voice on a racing video game as like a side character

  • giorgio kuhn
    giorgio kuhnΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Hallo Misha nice lap

  • HA.HA. GoodMeme
    HA.HA. GoodMemeΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Hey look, a normal dash in front of the driver. Take notes Tesla.

  • Ian Gray
    Ian GrayΠριν 21 ημέρα

    I have long been a Volvo fan (since the '60s), and this video intros me into the new E-tech development for the Volvo family. I am still depending upon a 2004 Volvo V70 T5 as the regular family vehicle (which my Bluegrass Grammy-Award winning wife drives because I am now blind). Last summer, I released my '73 1800ES to a kid who is part of one of one of the foster families I grew up in. Thank you Misha ! I continue to stay true to the brand. And so you know, my wife, Claire Lynch, is on 3 Dolly Parton albums, toured with her and is, in her own right, a 3X Grammy nominee. So go listen to Claire Lynch ! (I'll try to prevent the door hitting my bragging ass on the way out).

  • Paul Krapp
    Paul KrappΠριν 21 ημέρα

    "Oh-no, I'm losing power" as you're passing a car! 👍😄

  • Matt C
    Matt CΠριν 21 ημέρα

    The end of the lap was perfect, two Porsche's overtaking an ev :)

  • Tjescoo
    TjescooΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Judging by your comments about the belt and reduced performance halfway through... There seems to be no track performance at all.

  • Samieb155
    Samieb155Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Interesting to see that an EV (irrespective which 1 it is) uses about 30% or so of its batteries on 1 lap. Be interesting to see how it drives, once you've got used to it a little more. The seat belts would annoy me, but guessing that it's ECU thinks towards safety 1st.

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    Jason EmmettΠριν 21 ημέρα

    The future is looking good fr tf eV,'s.. Awesome stuff mishia!!

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  • Rotorhead500
    Rotorhead500Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Guessing you're a repeat victim of Volvo's pre-sense with the seatbelt Misha? 🤣 I do like the Polestar 2... need to persuade the Mrs to get one...!

  • kreiseltower
    kreiseltowerΠριν 21 ημέρα

    What a shame.. performance is derated even in these cold winter conditions. Now try to make a lap at 30° in the summer. I guess I could push my i30N around the track until the fuel is empty.