This weekend Volvo Cars and Polestar enter their fifteenth consecutive motorsport season in the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) and as reining champions. But prior to the new racing season, Polestar engineers have turned their attention to the road car version of their Volvo C30 racer.
Developing 400 PS and transferring the power to the road via an all-wheel-drive system, the C30 Performance Concept Prototype was designed to evaluate what happens when a Championship-winning team of race engineers and designers get free-rein to design and engineer a car rather than developing it to fit very specific race regulations. With the Volvo C30 Concept, 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 Polestar's unique experience from developing the Volvo C30 into a winning race car. The interior and exterior design reflects Polestar's 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.
Polestar C30 Performance Concept Prototype Technical Specification
Volvo T5: 2.5L 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 380mm discs with six piston calipers
Rear: Brembo 330mm discs with four piston calipers
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
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