Just before Volvo Cars and Polestar defend their crow at the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) this upcoming season, an ultimate concept car was unveiled just for the street – the Volvo C30 Polestar Performance Concept Prototype.
This performance concept from Volvo and Polestar is aimed to show what could be the result when racing engineers and designers are given the liberty to create a road-going car without having to be bound to a specific racing regulation.
The unveiling of the Volvo C30 Polestar Concept Prototype allows Polestar to build on the strong driving attributes of the standard C30 while demonstrating the connections between the racing cars and the Polestar Performance products.
Volvo C30 Polestar Concept Prototype comes as a result of Polestar's experience from evolving the Volvo C30 into a winning race car. Both the interior and exterior designs of the performance concept tell of how skilled Polestar is in tweaking C30's aerodynamic and driving characteristics.
After all, the C30 is the product of years of development and testing, including computer simulations as well as wind tunnel and race track testing. Racing is just one side of the partnership between Polestar and Volvo.
In fact, Polestar has raced using several Volvo cars like the 850, S40, and S60. In 2009, Polestar ran away with a win in the STCC for Volvo Cars with the C30.
As a testament to the close connection between Polestar and Volvo Cars in testing and development, Polestar was made in charge of developing Polestar Performance Engine Optimization Products to serve as a complement to Volvos standard cars. Polestar Performance Engine Optimization Products – which can be availed at Volvos dealers – are covered by Volvo’s original warranty.