Volvo C30 Polestar Performance Concept
Volvo C30 Polestar Performance Concept Prototype,|
presented at the Gothenburg (Göteborg) Motor Show.
23rd April, 2010
This week-end Volvo Cars and Polestar enter their
fifteenth consecutive motor sport season in the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) as champions.
But even before the racing cars exit the pit for the week-ends' first practice session, Polestar
present the ultimate Volvo car for the street.
The 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.
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 Optimisation Products as
a complement to Volvos standard cars.
These products are sold through Volvos dealers on several markets and are the only engine
optimisations 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 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 premiered in Sweden, at Gothenburg Motor Show (22nd-25th April).
Polestar C30 Performance Prototype Technical Specification
Volvo T5: 2.5 litre, turbo with larger intercooler and KKK 26 turbo
Modified pistons, conrods and inlet camshaft
Power Output: 405 hp. Torque: 510 Nm
Quaife mechanical differential brake front and rear
Öhlins shock absorbers and springs
More responsive steering rack with 2.25 ratio
Front: Brembo 380 mm discs with six piston callipers
Rear: Brembo 330 mm discs with four piston callipers
Rims and Tyres:
BBS FI 19x8.75"
Pirelli P Zero 235/35 ZR 19
Racing seats with Ternsjö leather and four point harness
Aerodynamics derived from the STCC race car