Volvo and Polestar performance have teamed up for the past fifteen years and created some fine cars to race out on the track including the Volvo C30 that was last seen winning the Swedish Touring Car Championship, but it seems that these partners-in-crime have decided that it was time to go to the streets. Polestar Performance announced it will unveil the C30 Concept Prototype at the Gothenburg Motor show that will be held from April 22-25. With the Volvo C30 Polestar Concept Prototype, Polestar aimed to build further on the strong driving characteristics of the standard C30 and at the same time illustrate the link between the racing cars and the Polestar Performance products. The team tackled this assignment with a renewed excitement that one can only get from building a street car with a racing design that is not held up to specific racing regulations.
The C30 Polestar Performance Concept Prototype is powered by a 2.5-liter T5 engine featuring a larger intercooler and a KKK 26 turbocharger. The output has been raised to an impressive 405 HP and 510 NM of torque.
Press release after the jump.
Premiere for concept car from Volvo Cars’ official Racing and Performance Partner
This weekend Volvo Cars and Polestar enter their fifteenth consecutive motorsport season in the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) as reigning champions. But even before the racing cars exit the pit for the weekends’ first practice session, Polestar now present the ultimate Volvo car for the street.
Main objective with the Volvo C30 Polestar Performance Concept Prototype is to explore what happens when racing engineers and designers get free hands to build a street car without any limitations set by a specific racing regulation.
Polestar has a long and successful competition history with Volvo, racing with 850, S40, and S60. In 2009, Polestar won the STCC for Volvo Cars with the C30, a car they developed completely from scratch.
The close relationship between Polestar and Volvo Cars in testing and development has lead up to Polestar receiving the responsibility to develop Polestar Performance Engine Optimization Products as a complement to Volvos standard cars.
These products are sold through Volvos dealers on several markets and are the only engine optimizations for Volvo cars covered by Volvos original warranty and where the certified fuel consumption and emissions remain unchanged.
With the Volvo C30 Polestar Concept Prototype, Polestar aimed to build further on the strong driving characteristics of the standard C30 and at the same time illustrate the link between the racing cars and the Polestar Performance products.
The car is based on Polestars unique experience from developing the Volvo C30 into a winning race car. The interior and exterior design reflects Polestars know-how on the C30’s aerodynamic and driving properties derived through several years of development and testing - from computer simulations, to wind tunnel and race track testing.
The car will premiere for the public at Gothenburg Motor show April 22-25.