• May 4, 2010
Volvo C30 Polestar Performance Prototype Concept – Click above to watch video after the jump

If you've been itching for a closer look at the Polestar Performance Volvo C30 Performance Concept Prototype, you're in luck. The Swedish carmaker has rolled out a tasty little video that includes a complete walk-around of the hopped-up hatch and an interview with Derek Crabb, the brand's vice president of powertrain engineering and the executive director of motorsports engineering. There's even a few clips of the genuine C30 racers going fender to fender in the Swedish Touring Car Championship.

Christian Dahl also makes an appearance in the quick video. Dahl is the managing director at Polestar, and brought along his own insights into what it takes to build a 400 horsepower, all-wheel drive C30. According to Polestar, the team was able to build the C30 Performance Concept Prototype well above what the standard racing regulations allow, which allowed parts like those massive Brembo brakes to make their way into the creation.

All in all, it's a lot of work for a one-off car designed to do nothing more than build Volvo enthusiast's awareness of the Polestar brand. Now if only Geely would sign off on a limited production run. Head past the jump to see the video for yourself.



[Source: Volvo via YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      A real C30 R in the making? I would bite...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Reminds me of a great car in the past recently mentioned herein, the Turbo II Renault.

        I'd love the killer Volvo version.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, if it's main purpose is ..."to do nothing more than build Volvo enthusiast's awareness of the Polestar brand", I guess it's a success. I never even knew there was a "Polestar brand".
      Not a bad car but I hate the colors of both the body and wheels. What's with all the dark wheels these days, anyway? Just looks like they're covered with brake dust to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      get rid of the hideous suede interior... then yes please.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hello Rally Monster. Yes please.
      • 4 Years Ago
      All that engineering into it and your not going to make it at least limited production! Come onnnn, you know it would sell!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm terribly sorry, but the name "Polestar" makes me think of a totally different kind of performer.

      Other than that, a 400 hp awd hot hatch is my kind of ride.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love it, give me a C30 with AWD and you got a sale.seriously
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Volvo C30: gorgeous, but way too feminine.
      The Polestar Volvo C30 Concept: I'm speechless!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love the car, hate the color.
        • 4 Years Ago
        For that car, i'll learn to happily live with the color.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Love the car and love the color
        :P

        srsly, I love that color.
      • 4 Years Ago
      WANT
      Paint it 850T5-R cream yellow, and even more WANT!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought for sure Geely would jump at the chance to make a car that would literally fly off the lots just like the RS 500 did. This thing would make Audi, Ford RS so on and so forth owners all weep.
      • 4 Years Ago
      please VOLVO, MAKE IT! this thing will eat everything! and in few years i`ll buy one! JUST MAKE IT!
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