Rumors about a hotter C30 version circulated for quite a while now. But today thos rumors were confirmed: Volvo said the company is indeed building a 300bhp, all-wheel drive version of the C30 hatchback. The special edition will be limited to less than 4500 cars over four years.

The hot C30 will be powered by the same engine as the future Focus RS: a 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder petrol engine, the only difference begin that the C30 will get four-wheel drive system.

Volvo has yet to confirm the name the new car will carry, but we know it will be sitting on 20-inch wheels with colour-keyed brake calipers, a special body kit and motorsport seats. The rest of the C30 range will receive a general revamp and facelift at the same time.

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Source: AutoCar

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