For Sale: The Most Expensive Volvo C30


I was up late last night looking at pictures of Volvos (you don’t?), when I ran across something we all love here at the Hooniverse, something that has all the makings of a perfect car: 1) fast 2) Swedish 3) hatchback. What’s not to like? Intrigued? Curiosity piqued? Didn’t know pique was spelled that way? Take the jump to learn more about this perfect pair of Swedish machines.


I know what you’re thinking right now: why would I want to buy a used C30? For starters, they’re hot hatchbacks. No matter which side of the Atlantic you call home, a sporty little 3-door is almost universally loved, especially here at the Hooniverse. Next, they’re yellow – very yellow. You just can’t ignore that fact: they will most definitely not blend in, whether you’re on the track or on the street.

If those reasons aren’t enough for you, how about pedigree? These C30’s have quite an impressive and winning history. Of course, there are the specs, glorious specs.

C30 specs:

  • Built in 2011, Raced in 2011 & 2012
  • 2.5-liter I-5 turbocharged engine
  • Upgraded radiator & intercooler
  • K-PAX/3R cold air intake & restrictors
  • K-PAX/3R Suspension bushings
  • Airjack system (easily movable side-to-side)
  • K-PAX/3R front brake ducts (under chin)
  • BBS Motorsports 17×8 wheels
  • Composite impact attenuating box
  • Motorsports calibration for ABS
  • OEM fuel tank with K-PAX/3R surge tank
  • 3-way adjustable JRZ shocks w/ remote reservoirs, tuned by 3R, and front caster/camber plates
  • 6-speed gearbox w/ racing clutch & OS Giken limited-slip differential, custom tuned by 3R
  • Stoptech front brake calipers & rotors, Cobalt brake pads (F&R)
  • Motec SDL-3 dash w/ beacon receiver, all sensors, including shock pots, and programmable PDM

Furthermore, if you’re into numerology, buying a car with the number 88 seems like a pretty sure bet in 2014, given how well it’s done so far. You can read more about these seriously quick cars at the Pirelli World Challenge site.

For the low price of just $67,000, you can drive one of these onto a trailer, and straight to the race track. We’re not talking Lemons here, but that’s really a pretty good price for a race car.

By the way, if you are interested in learning more about the World Challenge, you’ll be happy to know I’ve been working on another installment of Racing Worth Watching, and it’s is a good’ un. Watch this space. Thanks for checking it out.

[Source: Pirelli World Challenge]


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