Volvo C30 Polestar Edition Takes a Bow: 2012 SEMA Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

In the sea of modified cars at the 2012 SEMA Show, it’s fairly easy to miss a few, no matter how hard you’re looking. We spotted this hidden gem in the form of a limited edition Volvo C30 Polestar Edition in the Ohlins booth.

With the Volvo C30 getting the axe at year’s end, the Polestar Edition is the Swedish automaker’s last swan song for its hatchback. Powered by a 2.5-liter, turbocharged-five cylinder, it has 250 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, 23 hp and 37 lb-ft of torque more than the standard production model. Only 250 examples of the Polestar Edition will be built, and we’re glad we caught sight of one of them.

GALLERY: Volvo C30 Polestar Edition

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Mdhillon26 Mdhillon26 on Oct 31, 2012

    This is the prototype... not one of the 250 production versions. The one in this picture is a beast