Volvo to develop a new racing car

Volvo to develop a new racing car

Volvo is to develop an all new Bioethanol race car based on the C30 to race in the STCC. Volvo has planned to ditch the previous STCC race car which is based on the S60.

“It is now time to take the next step for the coming STCC seasons, and to meet the growing international interest in green racing” said Derek Crabb, head of Powertrain and Engine at Volvo

“Development of the new racing car will be done jointly by Volvo Cars and Polestar Racing, who has successfully handled our participation in STCC for several years. However, it is currently too soon to provide any detailed information about the construction of the new car. The objective, on the other hand, is crystal clear - we will develop a winning car,” Derek Crabb concludes.

Volvo C30 E85 FIA Super 2000 Prelim Tech Spec:

A standard C30 body reinforced by a safety cage and side impact protection, developed in collaboration with Caran
Front splitter and a rear spoiler wing developed by Polestar
A fully aluminium, transversely mounted, 5-cylinder, inline, four-valve, 1999 cc engine. Only minor modifications are permitted on the cylinder block and cylinder heads, while valves, cam shafts, pistons, connecting rods, and the crankshaft have been replaced by racing-specific components
280+ hp @ 8,750 rpm/Approx. 230 Nm @ 7,300 rpm.
Exhaust system
Stainless steel with catalytic emission controls, specially manufactured by Ferrita
6-speed sequential gearbox with straight-cut gears, manufactured by Hewland. SACHS 184mm two-disc carbon fibre clutch
FF (Front mounted engine and front wheel drive)
Mechanical differential with a torque controlled ramper and friction discs
Minimum weight 1,134kg including driver
Front suspension
Phlin’s McPherson struts developed together with Polestar. Racing-specific support arms and adjustable anti-roll bar
Rear suspension
Multilink system with coil springs and ?hlin’s dampers. Racing-specific support arms and adjustable anti-roll bar
Front brakes
Performance Friction 4-pistion callipers with radially and axially ventilated discs 332 x 32mm
Rear brakes
Alcon 2-piston callipers with axially ventilated discs 290 x 10 mm
17 x 10,0” BBS wheels with Michelin 17”, slicks or rain tyres