While the Volvo C30 has often been called the sportiest-looking Volvo, a new, limited-production version has been created for enthusiasts, the C30 Polestar Limited Edition.
The excitement begins under the hood where the C30's standard 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder engine receives a healthy performance upgrade. Polestar, Volvo's official performance partner, provides performance software that boosts output by 23 horsepower and 37 lb.-ft. of torque to 250 hp and 273 lb.-ft. Polestar has re-calibrated hundreds of parameters that control the engine. The changes include:
• Increase of turbocharger boost pressure
• Re-optimization of ignition- and fuel-mapping
• Re-calibration of throttle-response
The result is faster throttle response, greatly improved mid-range torque and extra power on top which give safer passing performance and an enhanced sportier driving experience overall.
The visual magnetism of the C30 Polestar Limited Edition is enhanced with new 17-inch Styx Alloy Wheels with Matte Black Finish and Polestar badges on the rear and sides of the vehicle. To signify that this C30 is special, all 250 iterations will wear the new-for-2013 exterior hue of Rebel Blue and have a special interior numbered plate.
Inside, the C30 Polestar Limited Edition's sporty cabin is dressed with Premium Leather Seating Surfaces in a choice of Off-Black or two-tone Off-Black and Calcite. Standard features, equivalent to the Premier Plus trim level of the C30 T5 R-Design, include:
- Power Glass Moonroof
- Power Driver's Seat with 3-Position Memory
- Power Front Passenger Seat
- Loadcover, Soft
- Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- Keyless Drive
- Active Dual Xenon Headlights
The C30 Polestar Limited Edition has a limited production of only 250 units, starting in early October. For more information, please contact your local Volvo dealer.