The Volvo C30 Polestar Is More Powerful Than Volvo Will Admit

While Volvo has disappointed Jalopnik readers everywhere with their abandonment of modern wagons in the U.S., they did decide to give us a little gift in the form of the C30 Polestar, a hopped-up version of their attractive-but-pedestrian hatchback. » 1/02/13 2:00pm 1/02/13 2:00pm

Project Grocery Getter kicks ass at Mid Ohio

K-PAX Racing's turned an off-the-line Volvo C30 into a world-beating race car in 60 days. Driver Robb Holland's giving us weekly race reports on Project Grocery Getter. This week they rack up their first win. —Ed. » 8/17/11 4:00pm 8/17/11 4:00pm

Project Grocery Getter hits the track: Miller Motorsports Park

K-PAX Racing's turned an off-the-line Volvo C30 into a world-beating race car in 60 days. Driver Robb Holland's giving us weekly race reports on Project Grocery Getter. Race three: Miller Motorsports Park, a little late. —Ed. » 5/31/11 3:30pm 5/31/11 3:30pm

Project Grocery Getter hits the track: Long Beach race report

K-PAX Racing's turned an off-the-line Volvo C30 into a world-beating race car in 60 days. Driver Robb Holland's giving us weekly race reports on Project Grocery Getter. Race two: Long Beach. —Ed. » 4/25/11 3:00pm 4/25/11 3:00pm

Project Grocery Getter hits the track: St. Pete race report

K-PAX Racing's turned an off-the-line Volvo C30 into a world-beating race car in 60 days. Driver Robb Holland's giving us weekly race reports on Project Grocery Getter. First race: St. Petersburg. —Ed. » 4/08/11 2:30pm 4/08/11 2:30pm

How to turn a grocery getter into a world beater in 60 days: The Finale

K-PAX Racing's attempting to turn an off-the-line Volvo C30 into a world-beating race car in 60 days. Driver Robb Holland's going to give us weekly project updates. Part Eight: the finale. —Ed. » 3/22/11 11:00am 3/22/11 11:00am

How to turn a grocery getter into a world beater in 60 days: Part Seven

K-PAX Racing's attempting to turn an off-the-line Volvo C30 into a world-beating race car in 60 days. Driver Robb Holland's going to give us weekly project updates. Part Seven: them's the brakes. —Ed.
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How to turn a grocery getter into a world beater in 60 days: Part Six

K-PAX Racing's attempting to turn an off-the-line Volvo C30 into a world-beating race car in 60 days. Driver Robb Holland's going to give us weekly project updates. Part Six: a shocking revelation. —Ed. » 3/04/11 11:00am 3/04/11 11:00am

How to turn a grocery getter into a world beater in 60 days: Part five

We're going full speed, Wile E. Coyote on a giant ACME rocket style, headed towards the finish line three weeks away. Looking at our C30 now you're thinking "Wait a sec… it's taken you guys four weeks just to get the car down to a painted shell with roll cage!?!" » 2/22/11 1:00pm 2/22/11 1:00pm

How To Turn A Grocery Getter Into A World Beater In 60 Days: Part Four

One month down, one month to go and the guys at K-PAX Racing are right on schedule. That's one of the great things about these guys, they have built so many racecars that they have turned what is basically an art into a science. It's pretty awesome to watch and even cooler to actually be a part of. » 2/14/11 2:00pm 2/14/11 2:00pm

How to turn a Grocery Getter into a world beater in 60 days: Part Three

K-PAX Racing's attempting to turn an off-the-line Volvo C30 into a world-beating race car in 60 days. Driver Robb Holland's going to give us weekly project updates. Part three: hooning the stock car, welding a cage. — Ed. » 2/07/11 1:00pm 2/07/11 1:00pm

Volvo Using Wind Tunnels To Help Save You A Buck At The Pump

It's no secret that a car with slick coefficient of friction will be better on gas. So Volvo decided to build a top-notch wind tunnel in Sweden that they claim is an improvement on traditional test facilities. Volvo's wind tunnel allows a simulated road under the car at-speed, while most tunnels just leave the wheels… » 9/25/08 5:00pm 9/25/08 5:00pm

Volvo DRIVe Lineup Coming To Paris, Bringing 60 MPG-Plus Fuel Economy…

The Paris Motor Show » 9/09/08 12:00pm 9/09/08 12:00pm will see the debut of Volvo's eco-friendly DRIVe models, the sub-120 g/km diesel variants of the C30, S40 and V50. Though lacking in any C02-spewing supercars, Volvo still has to meet mandatory European emissions standards and this new series features a number of clever and straight-forward ways…

Brenda Priddy Ebay Fundraiser To Benefit Wounded Auto Writer

Spy photog and all-around auto industry superstar Brenda Priddy » 8/28/08 3:20pm 8/28/08 3:20pm is once again in the middle of giving something back to the community, this time raising money to help out auto writer Frank Washington following a brutal assault last month. Washington was left unable to work after he was mugged and stabbed, so Brenda is …