Home / Auto News / News article: 405-HP Volvo Polestar Performance C30 Concept Detailed in New Video - AutoGuide.com News
 |  May 05 2010, 7:42 AM


It’s probably the most talked about Volvo in a decade (if not longer) and the Swedish automaker has just released a new video highlighting the many awesome aspects of the Polestar Performance C30 Concept. In case you missed our first post on this car, the extra spicy hatch is in many ways like the Ford Focus RS500 – with a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine making 405-hp and 376 ft-lbs of torque. It also gets AWD with font and rear limited slip differentials, Brembo brakes and an Ohlins suspension setup.

As for the look of the car, it’s based on the Polestar Racing STCC (Swedish Touring Car Championship) C30 race car. Polstar also offers a line of aftermarket parts for Volvo cars.

But why read when you can watch? The video takes us through many of the car’s impressive details, with interviews with Derek Crabb, Volvo’s vice president of powertrain engineering and the executive director of motorsports engineering, as well as Polestar managing director Christian Dahl.

See the video after the jump. Plus we’ve tossed in another video of the car on track.

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  • bo bohannon

    Is the new Volvo C30 a real Volvo or a remade Ford Focus??

  • Chad

    If you are lucky, they will have used the Focus RS if it is Focus-based.