Polestar Volvo C30 DRIVe WTCC

March 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm

As the racing and performance arm of the Swedish car maker Volvo, Polestar has been given the mission to prepare a full-on race car based on the Vovlo C30 for the World Touring Car Championship series. And so they came up with the Polestar Volvo C30 DRIVe WTCC that is close to what they created as a concept car for the roads. The car begins its racing career this season but not as a fully-fledged racer because the company sees 2011 season as an opportunity to test and evaluate the car. They want to create a perfect car before they fully get into it in 2012. Polestar Volvo C30 DRIVe will begin the season in Brazil powered by a 2.0 [...]

Volvo C30 Polestar Details

April 21, 2010 at 7:21 pm

For years Volvo has relied on the expertise of Polestar Performance for all of their racing careers, and it’s paid off. Now though they are extending this relationship into making cars. Polestar has been working on a very hot and sporty C30 hatchback and as it gets ready to be launch they release further details of it. This car is powered by a 2.5L Turbo with larger intercooler and KKK 26 turbo and modified pistons, conrods and inlet camshaft. It delivers 405 hp and 510 Nm of torque. It also features Quaife mechanical differential brake front and rear and Haldex AWD plus Ohlins shock absorbers and springs and better steering system. So the handling of the car is also assured. [...]

2010 Volvo S60 BTCS

April 3, 2010 at 8:04 pm

The new Volvo S60 is simply the best car the Swedish manufacturer has ever built! It’s expected to take the markets by storm, and now apparently it’s going to conquer the race tracks as well. Volvo has prepared a racing edition of this luxury sedan for 2010 Belgium Touring Car Series which is equipped with a mid-mounted 400 hp V6 engine, a racing body kit, and special gearbox,suspension,brakes and tires. Technical Specification Volvo S60 BTCS Regulation: BTCS Silhouette S1 Chassis: Tubular frame Front Suspension: Independent with 3-way adjustable shock absorbers Rear Suspension: Independent with 3-way onboard adjustable shock absorbers Brakes: 6-piston callipers, 380 mm discs at the front and 6-piston callipers, 355 mm discs at the rear Engine: Mid-mounted standardised [...]