turbocharger & supercharger
lb-ft @ 2200 rpm
hp @ 7200 rpm
153.6 hp per liter
(from Volvo Press Release)
Volvo C30 Ties the Knot with International Product Development (IPD)
at 2006 SEMA Show
Show-stopping style, sound, technology and wings set this SEMA
showstopper apart from the rest
Las Vegas, Nevada (October 31, 2006) – Whether it’s shock, awe or
envy, the Volvo C30 “SC” concept by International Product
Development (IPD) elicits raw emotion – like a Vegas skydiving
wedding. In this case it’s a marriage of a street-smart Swedish-bred
sport compact united with a versatile globally recognized Volvo
tuner. The result is a match made in heaven: A head-turning,
jaw-dropping, show car ready to capture the hearts and minds of all
that embrace it.
This highly modified C30 was built for an enthusiast with a passion
for the ultimate show-stopping, technology-laden performance
machine. Instead of ordinary, every facet is extraordinary – inside,
outside and under the hood. A drive around the block turns into an
event. Car power equals star power on the show circuit. The more
electronics the better on this ride. Self-expressive, one-of-a-kind
magnetism sends the senses soaring for the clouds.
The IPD C30 doesn’t fly – but it looks like it could take wing.
Fully articulating gull-wing doors generate double and triple takes.
This exquisite feat of engineering catapults IPD’s show car into the
league of ultra-exotic, mega-buck masterpieces. The wild front-end
treatment, widened fender flares and rear diffuser is frosting on an
already tasty wedding cake. A Swedish flag-theme paint scheme in
Brilliant Blue and Sun Yellow pays homage to the Land of the
But IPD didn’t stop there. The C30’s cockpit is trimmed with several
yards of Vibrant Blue and Screaming Yellow Alcantra ultra suede
adorning the seats and dash. Volvo’s signature slim center control
panel has been extended, flowing all the way to the base of the
windshield. And the C30’s sound system has been morphed into a
mobile entertainment and information nerve center that’s out of this
Built around Alpine’s V-HUB Pro system that allows for factory
integration of serious aftermarket hardware. The user interface is
an 8-inch LCD Alpine touch screen that provides a safe and intuitive
way to manage all the sources available to the driver. The system
employs Alpine’s latest digital amplifiers and component level
speakers for sonic clarity that brings tears to the eyes faster than
a Vegas honeymoon. Key features include a DVD/CD/MP3 player,
Alpine’s full speed iPOD™ integration, Sirius Satellite Radio with
“Live Traffic” and Alpine touch-screen navigation with voice
All show and no go simply doesn’t cut it in this exclusive
neighborhood. So the IPD C30 is bristling with the latest in
aftermarket performance and handling upgrades. Under the hood, K&N’s
latest Typhoon air intake system feeds a KKK turbo with compressor
upgrade and a Swedish built Lysholm supercharger. The primary
function of the supercharger in combination with the turbo is to
provide “big block” performance from a small displacement
powerplant. In stock form, the Euro C30’s 2.5-liter turbo engine
puts out a respectable 218 horses at 5,000 rpm and 236 lb.-ft. of
torque at 1,500 rpm. With IPD’s enhancements, output is estimated at
a whopping 384 ponies at 7,200 rpm and a mind-bending 408 lb.-ft. of
torque at a low 2,200 rpm. The gearbox of choice for this
application is Volvo’s slick-shifting 6-speed manual.
Spent exhaust gases find an easy exit through the IPD 3-inch
stainless down pipe with Race Kat and custom exhaust terminated with
twin titanium racing mufflers. All the action is managed by a custom
software tune from IPD’s Swedish partners at MTE. Got boost? You
bet! The supercharger provides a 6-psi boost from just 2,000-rpm
producing a strong kick that builds smoothly and climbs way beyond
the point where the turbo takes over. Getting to the wedding on time
is no problem with this ride.
The fully adjustable KW coil-over suspension provides 2 inches of
ride height adjustment and 12-way rebound damping adjustment
allowing a wide range of setup options for varying conditions. A
rear anti-sway bar from IPD enhances the C30’s crisp handling
balance with just a bit more oversteer on tap for extra fun in the
twisties and on the track.
Super deep-dish Pentasport alloy wheels portray a classic Euro tuner
appearance while Pirelli’s famous P-Zero tires and a Qualife
limited-slip differential provide plenty of grip.
Stopping the action is made easier via an enhanced braking system.
Up front are jumbo-size 13-inch rotors with IPD’s exclusive
cross-dimpled pattern giving enthusiasts the look they desire while
eliminating the potential for rotor cracking. The massive calipers
improve rigidity and brake feel for superior modulation.
Eligible bachelors and bachelorettes take note: The IPD C30 is based
on a European spec version of Volvo’s new sport compact. This
exciting addition to the Volvo lineup made its world debut at the
2006 Paris Motor Show. As a new segment entry for Volvo, the C30 is
expected to reach the U.S. market during the 2008 model year.
Founded in 1963, IPD provides Volvo enthusiasts around the world
with performance parts for models from 1958 to 2006. Product
development and R&D evolved through 15 years of amateur and
professional sports car racing (including winning Volvo’s first
professional race in America in 1982). Today IPD is a recognized
leader in Volvo performance with over 40 years of providing Volvo
owners with legendary customer service, helpful tech tips, full
color catalogs and webside. IPD serves customers worldwide from its
headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Point your browser to
www.ipdusa.com for more information.