Volvo C30 Polestar Performance Concept Prototype

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.

Press release

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.


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10 comments:

No wonder why this car have an amazing speed performance because it was based from a racing prototype. The power output of the car is quite impressive and I bet its torque is just enough to make the car blast in the race track.

hmm. I just don’t like the paint job of the car but the exterior seems pretty good. The engine performance is kind of impressive for a hatch , I think it would be better if they will start making a production for this car.

I’m impressed with the decency in the styling of this car though I don’t like its blue paint job. BTW, as expected from the Volvo it offers great performance over styling. The power output of this car is incredible for a hatch.

I wonder on what does the Volvo waits to make this concept into a production vehicle? The speed performance is very impressive for a hatch..its already equivalent to the power output of a sportscar.

This car is built just in the way we want to do it. Polestar has probably spent more time than anyone else in the world to get speed out of the C30, and this time we can realize ideas without being halted by specific race regulations.
BTW, wouldn’t it be awesome to see Volvo embrace the tuners something like what SMS does with the manufacturers they tune for?

Volvo C30 has received a thorough makeover by Evolve, a Southern California-based Volvo aftermarket tuner. And about the battery, It’s heavy, expensive and surprisingly inefficient. But damn cool. I’ll be glad to see it electrified though since they could fix the unattractive parts
of the ICE version. though, C30 looks fantastic when looking at it from the front and just off to the side, especially in the flesh. But the back, oh dear, the back. Somebody had beaten it with the ugly stick.

Looks like the older model of mazda hatch. but since it’s still a concept, I’d like to suggest that it come up to a red or black with racing stripes on top.

Cool color! This Volvo C30 Polestar looks awesome. The concept aims to build further on the strong driving characteristics of the standard C30 and at the same time its illustrate the link between the racing cars and the Polestar Performance products.

Yeah, the rear looks awful maybe it’s because of the windshield is leaned much.

I really love the front end. It looks aggressive and menacing but the rear end does .

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