Facelifted Volvo C30 to contest Swedish Touring Car Championship
15 April 2010

This is the new Volvo C30 touring car racer, which will compete in this year's Swedish Touring Car Championship.

The car, developed by the Polestar racing team, is ethanol powered and has been updated to resemble the facelifted C30.

See the Volvo C30 racer pics

Polestar says the car has a longer, wider and lower front end to increase downforce and improve airflow.

"This is the fastest Volvo I've ever driven," said driver Robert Dahlgren.

"We've worked very hard to take full advantage of the new C30 facelift, spending countless hours in the wind tunnel at Volvo Cars in the process."

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Our Verdict

Volvo C30 2007-2012

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

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15 April 2010

Fastest Volvo he's ever driven? Well, he's evidently never encountered THIS beauty: http://www.autoblog.com/2006/11/01/sema-v-x-amazon-the-retro-volvo-stunner/

Lovely looks, RWD, estate practicality, straight-six smoothness... and 600bhp? Yes please!

16 April 2010

Im maybe being a bit stupid but whats wrong with the rear wheel in the pictures?

16 April 2010

[quote scoch]

Im maybe being a bit stupid but whats wrong with the rear wheel in the pictures?

[/quote]Nothing, it's the camber that's been set for better cornering, does nothing for tyre wear though hence why you don't have it set up like that for driving to Tesco's etc.

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