The Volvo C30 Polestar Concept is Polestar’s first ever road going car, built to celebrate the 2009 Swedish Touring Car Championship title and utilising the experience of the racing the C30 model.
The purpose of the project was to find out what the result would be if a team of racing engineers and drivers got free hands to design their own ideal road version of the car they had spent thousands of hours perfecting for racing use within a specific set of race regulations.
The car was converted to all-wheel drive with the Haldex Generation Four system, combined with Quiafe limited slip differentials, to take a substantial step forward in terms of handling and grip. For power supply the proven Volvo T5 2,5 litre turbo engine was chosen to ensure that the car would get a suitable performance level as well as reliability and drivability in all conditions.
Exterior design and aerodynamics were based on Polestars extensive race car testing in the Volvo Cars wind tunnel. Suspension was reconstructed in cooperation with long-standing race team partner Öhlins. To ensure brake performance in level with power and handling, high-capacity Brembo brakes were fitted.
The interior of the car displays an ambition to use the highest level of materials in an honest way, with performance and function coming first, produced in cooperation with Tärnsjö Garveri.
The result was a car that builds on the duality of the C30. It was designed to deliver both high performance driving and long distance travelling. A true Grand Touring car combining high performance and efficiency from the conclusions and results proven in motorsport with the luxury and feeling from high level materials and solutions.
0-100 km/h: 4.2 seconds
Top speed: over 290 km/h
Volvo 2.5 liter straight five cylinder
KKK K26 Turbo
451 hp / 336 kw
510 Nm / 376 lb-ft
Chassis / Drivetrain
6-speed manual gearbox
Quaife LSD front and rear
Brembo ventilated discs
New front splitter
New rear spoiler
Carbon fiber diffusor
Developed in Volvo wind-tunnel