2007 Volvo C30 by IPD

The first thing you notice about this 2006 SEMA concept is the blue paint and yellow racing stripe – a nod to the Swedish flag. Then, you see the quad fog lamps, evil-look headlights, and other exterior detailing. The big story is under the hood though – this concept puts out 384 horsepower, and it accomplishes that using both a turbocharger and a supercharger!

That’s right, it uses a KKK turbo and a Lysholm supercharger, and even though that peak horsepower number is impressive, it’s the torque number that’s really astonishing. The boys at IPD tuned this 2.5-liter for big block performance. The supercharger provides 6 psi of boost from 2000rpm up, when the turbo takes over. The result is 408 lb-ft of torque at 2200rpm. Concerns about the longevity of Volvo‘s normally bullet-proof six-speed manual transmission are somewhat quelled by the fact that this C30 remains front-wheel drive. That means, of course, that most of that torque will wind up in wheelspin – but a Quaife limited-slip differential will ensure that it always lays two black strips of rubber on the road.

A fully adjustable KW coil-over kit provides two inches of slammage, and a rear sway bar helps to make the C30’s follow-the-front rear end a little more playful. Super deep-dish Pentasport five-spoke rims work as great frames for the thirteen-inch IPD dimpled rotors.

Once you enter through the C30 IPD’s gullwing doors, you’ll be blinded with the Vibrant Blue and Screaming Yellow ultra-suede on the seats and dash. And deafened by the Alpine touch-screen audio system.

But with more than 400 lb-ft of torque at low revs and front-wheel drive, who cares about the inside? If we were driving, all the styling upgrades will be completely obscured by tire smoke – this C30 has got to be the ultimate burnout machine!

We’ve Temporarily Removed Comments

As part of our ongoing efforts to make AutomobileMag.com better, faster, and easier for you to use, we’ve temporarily removed comments as well as the ability to comment. We’re testing and reviewing options to possibly bring comments back. As always, thanks for reading AutomobileMag.com.