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The Volvo that can hit 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds
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5 June 2010

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.

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

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Straight Six Man 7 June 2010

Re: Volvo's Focus RS beater on video

goodcarlover wrote:

Cant see the connection between a £25,000 focus rs(fwd) and a £40,000+ 4wd volvo?????????....to me the nearest rival is the evo,or impreza of simlar horsepower and price,..its a great testamant to the rs that it is num 1 on the hitlist of everyone at the mo!!! ill have one in green please, ps im no chav either.

The connection being that they're based on the same platform (the C30 is effectively just a rebodied 3dr Focus), and they're powered by what is basically the same 2.5 litre turbocharged inline five-cylinder engine.

beachland2 6 June 2010

Re: Volvo's Focus RS beater on video

why you make that point? my micra was extremely cheap, i had no money, which probably led me to the cheapest route to performance by making my micra the same power to weight as a lotus elise. was such good fun.

chavness is also about spending money on the wrong things. A £27k fwd 300bhp standard focus is a waste of money.

FriendlyFisherman 6 June 2010

Re: Volvo's Focus RS beater on video

goodcarlover wrote:

Cant see the connection between a £25,000 focus rs(fwd) and a £40,000+ 4wd volvo?????????....to me the nearest rival is the evo,or impreza of simlar horsepower and price,..its a great testamant to the rs that it is num 1 on the hitlist of everyone at the mo!!! ill have one in green please, ps im no chav either.

I'm with you on that one, I'll leave the little boys on here with a stripped out Micra and have myself an RS.

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