The Volvo that can hit 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds

The Volvo C30 Polestar concept has Ford Focus RS-beating performance - and now you can watch it in action in our exclusive video.

The concept gets a mega-tweaked version of the 2.5-litre Volvo T5 engine that also powers the Ford, claimed to knock out 400bhp and – with drive delivered to all corners via a Haldex clutch and two clever diffs. The Polestar is also claimed to be capable of demolishing the 0-62mph benchmark in just 4.6 seconds.

Read the Volvo C30 Polestar Concept review, plus hi-res pics

Alternatively, watch the Volvo C30 Polestar video here

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Our Verdict

The C30 2.0D disappoints, but 1.6D is very competitive. Nice, but flawed

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5 June 2010

I do hope that Volvo can find a way to put this thing into production for less than £40,000 because I think it looks absolutely stunning !!

5 June 2010

[quote 2uettottanta]I do hope that Volvo can find a way to put this thing into production for less than £40,000 because I think it looks absolutely stunning !![/quote]

Agreed, I've always had a small soft spot for the C30, it would be a kick to Ford if they could do it for 35/40k the stats justify the price.

5 June 2010

i dont see what the problem is for charging £40k, similar price to the Evo 400.

so is that autocars reasoning or volvo themselves?

5 June 2010

FFS, Volvo, just make it - in S40/V50 form, too. Don't make the mistake that Citroen have done - running a successful rallying programme then fail to put the rally-inspired car on sale, watching Subaru and Mitsubishi take all the sales instead.

5 June 2010

4wd and steering feel, that would be a first since the Integrale. If really true, wow. j

5 June 2010

[quote beachland2] i dont see what the problem is for charging £40k, similar price to the Evo 400.[/quote]

Except the Evo 400 is £50k, likewise the 400hp Impreza Cosworth. So the Volvo's likely to be priced about the same.

Which makes the comparisons with the Focus RS slightly irrelevant.

5 June 2010


they said they can sell it at £40k for a profit. see the video.

anyway if the others are £50k sell if for £50k then, i dont see what the problem is why dont they just sell it for whatever they want to charge, thats my point.

The comparison to the RS is because the RS is rubbish fwd but uses the similar engine.

RS was aimed at chavs, fords historic staple diet, but volvo are not limited in this way.

5 June 2010

[quote beachland2]RS was aimed at chavs, fords historic staple diet[/quote]

How many chavs can afford an RS focus and its associated running costs (max 30mpg if your lucky, £240 road tax and high insurance costs)?????

Most chavs have old 3 series' and audi A3's.

BTW I like the Volvo and hope they put it into production.

5 June 2010

[quote Focus ST]How many chavs can afford an RS focus and its associated running costs (max 30mpg if your lucky, £240 road tax and high insurance costs)?????[/quote] Chav is not poor. Chav is a state of mind, an attitude, a style, a philosophy. You can be a millionaire and still be a chav. Just ask any first division footballer.

5 June 2010

i mean the chav bracket with funds, you know like footballers, they have millions but are still chavs. chav the character classification.


edit; beat me to it dan.

i also include chavs as any driver that when you see them pass from the side, their upper backs are not in contact with the seat.

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