Comments - Matt Farah on the Volvo C30 Polestar

Published: Jan 05, 2013
Description: The Smoking Tire's Matt Farah has been keen to have a go on the C30 Polestar Edition ever since Volvo introduced back in September. Not to be confused with the one-off, 405-horsepower C30 Polesta...
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Description: Before taking #248 for a spin around the canyons to check out it's pocket-rocket credentials, Farah went to verify Volvo's output numbers at Hennessey Performance as he rightly suspected the...
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Felix Rhett Jan 05, 2013
@jacob so would I. I love Volvo, but they seem to have a habit of cutting corners when it comes to their performance oriented products.
Jacob Lerklint Jan 05, 2013
Ehh.. The rs3 understeer in every corner! It's really bad, I'm sorry to say this but the rs3 Is a really bad car.. I'd take this over the rs3 anyday
Felix Rhett Jan 05, 2013
at 36k, they're putting themselves in M135i/rs3 territory. How are they supposed to compete with audi and bmw when their premium hatch is characterized by a mess of torque and understeer?
Felix Rhett Jan 05, 2013
I don't mind the decrease in hp. The car is still quick, and you can always modify it to produce more. My biggest complaint is that they ditched the awd system.
Jacob Lerklint Jan 05, 2013
Agree, the 400hp is so perfect
Cory Allen Jan 05, 2013
It's such a shame, this car could have been legendary with 400hp.
Dylan Bruder Jan 05, 2013
Yeah it was shame how it turned out for the Volvo always kinda liked the idea
Ben Knorr Jan 05, 2013
great review! very enjoyable to watch.
Alex Klemstein Jan 07, 2013
British racing green.
Zac D'Anna Jan 06, 2013
Wow that colour <3
Richard Nichols Jan 05, 2013
Saw this at Goodwood. Is a fantastic motor. So wish they would build it.
Austin Bride Jan 05, 2013
Love that blue
Carlton Salmon Jan 06, 2013
@ Austin. Yes it is, you can tell the difference between the two by looking at the front arches.
Felix Rhett Jan 05, 2013
Perhaps, but this article is about the fwd version. The one that you can actually buy is fwd.
Jacob Lerklint Jan 05, 2013
This is the awd version
Felix Rhett Jan 05, 2013
It's fwd. The original one was awd. Why they couldn't slap a nice haldex awd system on this car is beyond me.
William Downs Jan 05, 2013
Who knows they both look the same, the only way to tell is to look underneather and see if its fwd or awd
Austin Bride Jan 05, 2013
This is the one off AWD one isn't it,
Kyle Kloewer Jan 05, 2013
Favorite and best looking hatch