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Volvo Cars Developing New E85 Racing Car

Volvo Car Corporation has decided to develop a completely new racing car based on the C30 and to continue its work with bioethanol (E85) and Green Racing in the STCC (Swedish Touring Car Championship) for three more years.

The Volvo C30 E85 FIA Super 2000 will feature 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on the cylinder block and cylinder heads, while valves, cam shafts, pistons, connecting rods, and the crankshaft have been replaced by racing-specific components.

Output is 280 hp (209 kW) at 8,750 rpm with torque of 230 Nm (170 lb-ft) at 7,300 rpm.



280hp out of a turbocharged 2L engine is entirely unremarkable. Subaru & Mitsubishi have been delivering 2L engined vehicles to consumers with that power level stock for years, running much less boost-friendly fuel. I'm guessing they must be restricted to using the stock turbocharger and stock boost levels.

yves maroselli

STCC and WTCC engines are normally aspirated, but still 280hp for a 2 liters racing engine is unremarkable, more or less the same figure is achieved using gasoline.

Max Reid


This company is going to sell kits that can convert many US made vehicle types to run on E85.

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