Volvo to Introduce Performance Division, C30 Polestar PCP to Enter Production
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The first shots of the Volvo C30 Polestar were unveiled on April 1st last year, but a 400 horsepower Volvo with compact proportions and AWD is no laughing matter. At the heart of the beast lies a 2.5-liter engine that used wo KKK 26 turbochargers and a large intercooler to offer 405 hp and 510 Nm of torque.
According to What Car?, Volvo has created a closer relationship with Polestar recently, and is readying its own performance division. The company that helped the carmaker in the Scandinavian and World Touring Car Championships will reportedly help built a total of 500 hot C30 hatchbacks.
The bad news is that it will reportedly cost around £50,000 in the UK (€55,000), but for the money we’ll probably see all the performance bells and whistles thrown in, including the all-wheel drive system and twin-turbo 2.5-liter engine.
We’ll remind you that the C30 PCP sends its power to the road via a Haldex all wheel drive system and two Qualife mechanical differentials. In order to improve the handling of the hatch, Polestar has fitted it with Ohlins shock absorbers & springs and has installed a more responsive steering rack that has a 2.25 ratio.
Eventually, Volvo will want to have PCP versions of all its cars, and we think the S60 the most likely next candidate.
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