The C30 Performance Concept features a 2.5-liter T5 engine with 405 hp (302 kW / 411 PS) and 510 Nm (376 lb-ft) of torque.

Polestar Performance, the team behind Volvo's entry into the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC), has released the first image of the C30 Performance Concept.

Set to debut at the Gothenburg Motor Show, the concept aims to " further on the strong driving characteristics of the standard C30 and at the same time illustrate the link between the racing cars and the Polestar Performance products."

To do this, Polestar added a larger intercooler and a KKK 26 turbocharger to the 2.5-liter T5 engine. Thanks to these modifications, power climbs from 227 hp (169 kW / 230 PS) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) to 405 hp (302 kW / 411 PS) and 510 Nm (376 lb-ft) of torque.

Other goodies include an aerodynamic body kit, a Haldex AWD system, Öhlins shock absorbers and springs, Brembo brakes, and 19-inch BBS wheels outfitted with Pirelli P Zero tires.

[UPDATE 03.05.2010]  Video added.

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