Volvo unveils C30 Polestar Performance Concept

Volvo unveils C30 Polestar Performance Concept

In Volvo’s most recent attempt to alter brand perception it has worked in with racing team Polestar to create the C30 Polestar Performance Concept Prototype. The result of this unlikely partnership is a tough hatchback that’s a distant cry from what’s available at your local Volvo dealership.

The standard C30 the prototype is based on gets its power from a 2.5-litre, 227-horsepower turbocharged five-cylinder engine, the Polestar version bumps that same mill up to a hard-charging 405 horsepower thanks to a larger turbo, huge intercooler and replaced custom internals. The pistons, connecting rods and camshaft are all unique parts, built just for the project.

The Haldex all-wheel drive system has been retained, but front and rear mechanical differentials have been fitted to add extra control. Polestar has also added a quick-ratio steering rack and an Ohlins suspension set-up. The brakes are Brembo six-piston calipers up front and four-piston units at the rear.

Volvo doesn’t have any plans to bring a Polestar C30 to production, but creating a road-going version of a Swedish touring car is pretty cool, even if it’s a prototype.

In Volvo’s most recent attempt to alter brand perception it has worked in with racing team Polestar to create the C30 Polestar Performance Concept Prototype. The result of this unlikely partnership is a tough hatchback that’s a distant cry from what’s available at your local Volvo dealership.

The standard C30 the prototype is based on gets its power from a 2.5-litre, 227-horsepower turbocharged five-cylinder engine, the Polestar version bumps that same mill up to a hard-charging 405 horsepower thanks to a larger turbo, huge intercooler and replaced custom internals. The pistons, connecting rods and camshaft are all unique parts, built just for the project.

The Haldex all-wheel drive system has been retained, but front and rear mechanical differentials have been fitted to add extra control. Polestar has also added a quick-ratio steering rack and an Ohlins suspension set-up. The brakes are Brembo six-piston calipers up front and four-piston units at the rear.

Volvo doesn’t have any plans to bring a Polestar C30 to production, but creating a road-going version of a Swedish touring car is pretty cool, even if it’s a prototype.

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