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VOLVO C30 POLESTAR PERFORMANCE CONCEPT PROTOTYPE PREMIERES AT THE GOTHENBURG MOTOR SHOW

  • Polestar Performance, the team behind Volvo's championship-winning Swedish Touring Car Team, announce further technical details on the 400 PS AWD Volvo C30 Performance Concept Prototype
  • The Polestar C30 PCP premieres at the Gothenburg Motor Show on 22-25 April 2010

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

 

 

Engine:

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

 

Drivetrain:
Quaife mechanical differential brake front and rear
BorgWarner AWD

 

Chassis:
Öhlins shock absorbers and springs
More responsive steering rack with 2,25 ratio

 

Brakes:
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

 

Interior:

Racing seats with Ternsjö leather and four point harness

 

Exterior:

Aerodynamics derived from the STCC race car

 

For more information, please log on to http://www.polestar.se/.

 

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