Of course, this machine was initially born in real life and we're talking about a Polestar 1. This is a Grand Tourer developed by Volvo's now-standalone Polestar brand.
And what a machine this is: the front axle gets its power from a two-liter motor relying on both supercharging and turbocharging, which each of the rear wheels gets a dedicated electric motor. The resulting numbers, not just the output-related ones, are huge: we're looking at a machine that tips the scales at 5,100 lbs, while packing 600 hp and 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm).
The Polestar 1 got aero-modded by a digital artist called Khyzyl Saleem, whose worked landed in the upcoming NFS game, right on the cover.
As for the next step, well, the pixel wielder joined forces with Serkit Studios and the developer brought the project to life.
In fact, as the artist explained before (we've covered this Polestar some time ago) the real-life build is actually a tad more aggressive than the NFS: Heat ride. Oh, and yes, with all that aero work surrounding the radiator grille, the car does look like it has grown a beard.
PS: We still don't know if the C8 Corvette is coming to NFS: Heat, even though it should. Meanwhile, you can check out this Polestar 1 giving the police a hard time in the third clip below, which is the official trailer for the game.
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ATTENTION Thinking of having a viewing of the @needforspeed x @polestarcars here at my shop @sekritstudios the night before the car leaves CA - which would be November 1st (this coming Friday). If we have enough people wanting to come check her out please comment below!OüGü The car will not be toured around the West Coast as we do everything else, so this is your shot to see her. ô