Volvo to Introduce Performance Division, C30 Polestar PCP to Enter Production

Have you ever looked at the Volvo C30 Polestar Performance Concept Prototype (PCP) and said “sure, I’d love to drive one of those”? If the answer is yes you might be in luck, as Volvo is in the middle of creating a performance car division, and they will start with the hot version of the C30.

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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