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Damn and I was hoping this was going to be special! :mad:

Volvo Introduces 2013 C30 Polestar Limited Edition


Specially equipped model targets enthusiasts
Production limited to 250 vehicles exclusively for U.S. market
Standard Polestar performance software increases horsepower, torque

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Sept. 11, 2012) - While the Volvo C30 has often been called the sportiest-looking Volvo, a new, limited-production version may also be called an "enthusiast magnet" when it makes its way to showrooms in November.

The 2013 Volvo C30 Polestar Limited Edition will definitely be limited in volume - only 250 will be made, beginning in October. But it won't be limited when it comes to youthful exuberance and is packaged in a remarkably attractive and affordable container. The base MSRP is $32,445, which includes an $895 destination charge.

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. This power boost is realized by increasing airflow into the combustion chambers and advancing spark timing.

Polestar's upgrade offers the best of both worlds: Optimized power and torque without affecting fuel consumption. This is possible thanks to efficient tuning of the engine which only increases the power output when it's needed. Thus EPA fuel economy estimates are identical to the standard C30 T5 R-Design with 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway for the six-speed manual transmission and 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway with the optional five-speed Geartronic automatic.

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 a power glass sunroof, power driver's seat with memory, soft loadcover, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, power passenger's seat, LED daytime running lights, Keyless Drive and active dual Xenon headlights.

Customers can further upgrade this model by selecting the optional Platinum trim level. This includes the superb Volvo Premium Sound System with Dolby® Pro Logic® II Surround Sound, 10 loudspeakers and an astonishing 650 watts. Also included is a navigation system with real time traffic, remote control and map care plus Sirius/XM satellite radio.

The C30 Polestar Limited Edition features standard R-Design cues including a color-coordinated body kit, front grille R-Design logo, R-Design watch dial instrument cluster, unique aluminum inlays, R-Design sport steering wheel and sport pedals.

For 2013, this version - like all C30s - gains standard rain sensor windshield wipers and headlight washers. A Climate Package can be added to the C30 Polestar Limited Edition with heated front seats, Electronic Climate Control (ECC) and Interior Air Quality System (IAQS).

A Sport Chassis, standard on the C30 T5 R-Design and C30 Polestar Limited Edition, provides improved chassis dynamics and steering reflexes. Compared to the C30 T5, spring stiffness for the R-Design is increased by 30 percent while the dampers feature a mono-tube design that builds up pressure quicker for 20 percent increased low-speed damping. Steering is more precise with stiffer bushings and a 10-percent-quicker steering ratio.

Like all C30s, the C30 Polestar Limited Edition is well-equipped with standard safety features including Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC), Volvo's Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) and Whiplash Protection Seating System (WHIPS).




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It is special. I believe you would have to move to Europe to get a Rebel Blue 2013 C30 otherwise. And those fancy rims. And a number on a plate.

If I was buying a C30 right now, I'd probably get one.
 

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It is special. I believe you would have to move to Europe to get a Rebel Blue 2013 C30 otherwise. And those fancy rims. And a number on a plate.

If I was buying a C30 right now, I'd probably get one.
Color and wheels do not get me overly excited. 275 hp and wheels would perk me up!
 

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I don't think Volvo can push 275 hp out of the integrated-manifold T5 without being uncomfortable writing a warranty over it.
 

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I'm very envious that this is a US only release - but I'm confused. I had understood that C30 production was finishing up this month. Here in Australia - as of only a couple of days ago I believe - you can no longer factory-order a C30. What is on the showroom floor is all there is. Or is C30 production continuing but only for the US market?

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You guys have Hello Yellow. =(
 

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I don't think Volvo can push 275 hp out of the integrated-manifold T5 without being uncomfortable writing a warranty over it.
My car is almost 270 and is not stressed at all. I could get another 5+ hp out of it easily and not affect it's durability at all.
 

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Polestar should have done something similar to what KPAX did with their special addition. At least that came with upgraded brakes, suspension, more power and exhaust system. Nonetheless this is a good offering from Volvo and I love Rebel Blue on the C30!

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I think this is a sweet new ride and would consider one if I was in the market. I'm surprised with all the negativity I've read from Volvo enthusiasts here and on other forums. :rolleyes:
 

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To be called a C30 polestar they would've needed AWD
 

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To be called a C30 polestar they would've needed AWD
They named it wrong. You're thinking of polestar concept. Lol. This is the polestar special edition lol


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I think this is a sweet new ride and would consider one if I was in the market. I'm surprised with all the negativity I've read from Volvo enthusiasts here and on other forums. :rolleyes:
It hs been par for the course, here at SS, in the past couple of years...
 

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I finally got a closer look at those 17" wheels, they look like the same wheel they offered back in 2011 in Gloss White as an option (saw a few Orange Flame's at the Port with those wheels a year ago); kinda looks like they just had them repainted and needed to dump them, lol!

I really think that every R-Design should come with the Polestar tune from the factory like the S60/XC60.
 

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I don't think Volvo can push 275 hp out of the integrated-manifold T5 without being uncomfortable writing a warranty over it.
I don't think so. 275 HP is declared power output by B&W for K04 stock turbo, however 315 HP can be reached without any problems with proper tune and quality DP with high flow cat (personal experience, dyno tested). Engine internals and clutch handle that power without any problems.

Engine itself easily makes 550 HP with GTX3076R turbo. Of course stronger rods must be installed, bigger oil cooler, stronger clutch and various other parts to be able to run safely with this kind of power.
 

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Polestar brand image.

It is questionable that the nascent reputation of Polestar should be compromised by a crude badge engineered marketing exercise to shift some hundreds of run-out C30s.

If Polestar's reputation of just the the last few years for building and running winning Volvos in various prominent national and international championships is to be as rewarding to them and Volvo as both parties may wish then their role models must be the likes of the original owners of such renowned brands as AMG, Schnitzer, Alpina, Hartge et al whose reputations for success in competition and provenance were established over many, many years They dont need to attach the same name to a badge engineered, run-out model as they do to a £100,000 S60.

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I don't think so. 275 HP is declared power output by B&W for K04 stock turbo, however 315 HP can be reached without any problems with proper tune and quality DP with high flow cat (personal experience, dyno tested). Engine internals and clutch handle that power without any problems.

Engine itself easily makes 550 HP with GTX3076R turbo. Of course stronger rods must be installed, bigger oil cooler, stronger clutch and various other parts to be able to run safely with this kind of power.
It is reasonable to point out that a standard T5 block in one of these particular T5s will prudently be limited to an output of arround 360bhp and the use of no more than 1.3bar of boost to hopefully preserve the block. In my view that is best achieved by the fitting of the bigger KKK turbo from the Focus RS, If you want to safely use the higher boost capabilities of that KKK then you must consider either the fitting of an RS block/engine or installation of Darton sleeves in an original block.

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It is reasonable to point out that a standard T5 block in one of these particular T5s will prudently be limited to an output of arround 360bhp and the use of no more than 1.3bar of boost to hopefully preserve the block. In my view that is best achieved by the fitting of the bigger KKK turbo from the Focus RS, If you want to safely use the higher boost capabilities of that KKK then you must consider either the fitting of an RS block/engine or installation of Darton sleeves in an original block.

Regards, Don.
I'm living happily for 2 months now with 384hp and 490Nm. With the help of ENEM cams I hope to get app. 20hp more. :)

P.S. I don't think RS block is significantly stronger then T5.
 

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I'm living happily for 2 months now with 384hp and 490Nm. With the help of ENEM cams I hope to get app. 20hp more. :)

P.S. I don't think RS block is significantly stronger then T5.
What is the maximum boost that you see for those outputs?

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