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      Quote Originally Posted by T5_awd View Post
      Very happy with it so far! A fun car to drive and much faster than the XC90
      That is all? Not pictures no nothing?
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      Looks exactly like yours

      But I'm thinking of buying the exterior styling kit....





      BTW, do you also have Bridgestone Potenza??
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      Quote Originally Posted by T5_awd View Post
      Looks exactly like yours
      Well..

      But I'm thinking of buying the exterior styling kit....
      I have been looking at the skirts in front of the rear wheel, not the ones behind. This because I think there is to little happening in the front and compared to the front all the skirts at the rear make the rear appear way to heavy. I would have liked to see some sort of carbon lip in the front just to bring the nose down a bit.

      BTW, do you also have Bridgestone Potenza??
      Yes. RE050A but they were set to 3.0/3.2 bar tire pressure which is advised for high speed full load capacity. A bit bumpy but didn't drive all that bad to be honest. Changed to 2.7 front and a tad less in the rear now which is an improvement IMO. The higher pressure made the the car a bit to tail happy under harder, trail, braking.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
      I have been looking at the skirts in front of the rear wheel, not the ones behind. This because I think there is to little happening in the front and compared to the front all the skirts at the rear make the rear appear way to heavy. I would have liked to see some sort of carbon lip in the front just to bring the nose down a bit.

      Yes. RE050A but they were set to 3.0/3.2 bar tire pressure which is advised for high speed full load capacity. A bit bumpy but didn't drive all that bad to be honest. Changed to 2.7 front and a tad less in the rear now which is an improvement IMO. The higher pressure made the the car a bit to tail happy under harder, trail, braking.
      I think I will go for the skirts in the back as well. And maybe some spacers!

      Thanks for the info about the tire pressure! I will try it out more tomorrow!

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      BTW, I put it on a scale yesterday. 1520kg with me in it (~100kg), about 25L of petrol and a 10kg bag in the trunk.

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      Quote Originally Posted by T5_awd View Post
      BTW, I put it on a scale yesterday. 1520kg with me in it (~100kg), about 25L of petrol and a 10kg bag in the trunk.
      Hm.. Thought it would be heavier, roughly 1500kg without driver. Dutch papers say 1360kg empty, 1460kg "Drive ready". Empty weight is for the road tax scale.

      1500+ km so far. Did I say the car is a blast to drive?
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      Yeah I'm surprised too!

      I've also driven 1500km+ so far and I love it!!

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      Attended a track day in Belgium this week.
      Spa Francorchamps. Has been on the list for a long time. First time for me. First time on the track with the Carbon Edition.





      The car was basically as it left the showroom with the only modifications being two tow eyes,





      The mentioned lower tire pressure and a GoPro on the windshield. Drove the Bridgestone Potenza street tires all day. I think all other cars on track were on Semi or full slick. RON 98 Gasoline.
      All laps were driven with a passenger in the car. Co-Pilot is better said.

      A very impressing and also fun day which started with a wet track in the morning btw.

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      Looks like fun. So now that you've had both the V40 CE and the V60 P* on a track any thoughts? Obviously to very different setups.
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      Sweeeeettt car! So want those seats and interior. Why so many allocated to the Netherlands though.
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      Quote Originally Posted by P50GT View Post
      Looks like fun. So now that you've had both the V40 CE and the V60 P* on a track any thoughts? Obviously to very different setups.
      The cars are very different setups. From a feel point of view the V40 wins hands down. Like I said we didn't change anything on the car and although according the specs the Carbon Edition comes with 1/3 inch of extra lowering compared to a regular R-Design plus the 19" wheel combo I don't know if there are any other changes. The Carbon roof is advertised as saving weight at the top but I wonder if it really makes that much of a difference compared to a non panorama roof car. A nice gimmick though. All other no option to change damper settings and no special Polestar treatment on suspension parts and brakes. The car is roughly 300 kg lighter. 100Nm and 100HP less powerful.
      The gearbox is lightyears ahead of the Polestar but has two not so nice things one being that the kick down function remains active in S-flipper mode and the box shifts when reaching the limiter. We didn't drive the car in S-AT mode so can't say if the box behaves predictable on a track in that area.
      The Polestar optimisation probably does something in some areas but the power gain is almost useless on a track. It is very difficult to short shift the gearbox so it want's to go to red line. This results in the revs always being way above the peak torque gain which Polestar promotes so much to make their expensive tuning appear worthwhile. This means the engine is constantly working in a power band which only has a couple of HP more compared to stock. Added to that the optimisation leans heavily on electronic throttle curve trickery which results in a frantic reacting engine by the slightest touch of the throttle pedal but falls through immediately after that when the throttle is kept on. Compared to the low end up to 4000 RPM the high end is missing a lot. At least 15-20 HP short if you want to maintain a nice sportive torque curve.
      The brakes, 320 mm with stock push pull calipers, behaved pretty consistent through the day. Deceleration remained consistent also but not as aggressive as I would have liked. Pedal travel changed slightly, less compared to the P. Although the Polestar brakes are a whole lot bigger they have to cope with a lot more mass. In the end I think there want's that much difference between the two performance wise although the V40 didn't reach the speeds the P should be capable of. Not a fair comparison by any means.
      Like I said the Spa Francorchamps track was new to me. A long time wish to drive it and I have some knowledge of the layout of the track watching video's and documentation. (No "playstation" experience..) We started with a wet track with a caution of oil spillage in turn 12, Pouhon, in the morning and during the morning the track dried. This gave me the opportunity to explore and get familiar with the track at a somewhat lower pace but once the track dried the pace didn't go up that much due to other factors one being the tires. I think we were the only ones driving street tires.
      Given the distances needed to get to the track, roughly 300 km to the track, the unfamiliarity with the track and the possibility something wouldn't go as planned we took the Polestar with us as a back up and also parts/storage truck. All laps were performed with two people in the car. We didn't drive the car all out for the simple reason of trying to get through the day with the least hassle. At some point we pushed the tires and brakes but tried to preserve where possible which resulted in lap times near what is in the video. We kept hovering near 3:30. A video of a Polestar V60 posted in the Polestar forum shows a lap time of 3:07. Although the driver appears to have much better knowledge of the track and also appear to push the car a lot harder than we did, don't know if he drove alone or with passengers, I think it somewhat shows the difference between the models on that track. Looks like the Polestar's suspension and the tires make a bigger difference than engine power.
      As an example the driver it taking the Polestar through Eau Rouge with roughly 15 km/h higher speed reaching a top speed of 204 at the end of Kemmel straight. The highest speed I have seen on the speedo before braking, which was earlier that the Polestar did, was 195 km/h which I guess makes close to 190 km/h GPS speed so it looks like most of the speed gain of the Polestar at the end of the straight was because it was carrying a higher speed through Eau Rouge. This says more about how down on power the Polestar really is though.. Added to that we drove 5-7 lap stints while the driver of the Polestar said the car needed a cool down after one and a half lap because it started to overheat. Same like Foxy reported when driving the Nurburgring. Both are much better and daring drivers than I am though.
      I'm not a race driver by any means and try to do my best when it comes to driving the correct lines. With familiarity comes confidence but at the end there is always that caution that the car needs to get home on it's own power. If the V40 would have been prepped a bit more like Polestar level suspension and brakes and was taken to the track on a trailer I probably would have pushed it some more.

      The comparison is very flawed but for me I think the conclusion is that the V40 Carbon Edition is offering a lot more than the Polestar when used with this sort of track days. Added to that the V40 is less than half the price of a Polestar in my country so an even easier win for the V40 but it can't beat the sound of a Polestar in S mode.
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      Thanks for the feedback. It makes sense. We keep hearing about smaller less powerful cars "beating" the P* at the track, so this really isn't a surprise to hear.
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      Nice Johann!

      I've started to make some mods on the exterior. In the spring the other mods will follow.

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      Quote Originally Posted by T5_awd View Post
      Nice Johann!

      I've started to make some mods on the exterior. In the spring the other mods will follow.
      You didn't drill 24 holes in the car did you?
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      haha, no, of course not. Discreet mods!

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      Great video Johann! From what I can tell the engine is quite responsive to throttle inputs and the gearbox is pretty slick for what it is. It's also pretty obvious that the top end is lacking as you've remarked; this engine needs to rev at around 500rpm higher and at least 20hp more with same torque, in order to be really fun. The handling seems very stable and focused, is that really the case? What about the steering feel, I hope it's not the usual light volvo feel?

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      Quote Originally Posted by volvocu View Post
      Great video Johann! From what I can tell the engine is quite responsive to throttle inputs and the gearbox is pretty slick for what it is. It's also pretty obvious that the top end is lacking as you've remarked; this engine needs to rev at around 500rpm higher and at least 20hp more with same torque, in order to be really fun. The handling seems very stable and focused, is that really the case? What about the steering feel, I hope it's not the usual light volvo feel?
      The 6000 revs redline is OK given that the engine runs out of breath. With more power between ~4500 and 6000 revs it still would be OK but now the difference between the low end and the higher end is to big and the engine is losing that torque push to fast. It is more or less behaving like an LPT engine. A missed opportunity for Polestar IMO. A great opportunity for aftermarket tuners to jump in. The torque is OK so I would say 400Nm/275HP would make a very nice number to write home about.
      The handling of the car is OK. Maybe a tad stiff for some for road usage and could use a bit less roll on track but basically OK to make it a very fun and also pretty confident experience.
      The steering feel was good but I opted for the adjustable steering force option and now it is set to the heavier setting which is nice. I opted for it because at the time I drove my C30 T5 I thought the steering was to light but even though the car had EHPS there was no option to adjust.
      The gearbox handles flawlessly provided to kick down situation and the auto shifting at redline. It goes against the impression of being in charge when using the flippers.
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      Can't complain about the consumption ~200km of highway mixed with city driving in ECO+. With 18" Nokian Hakka R2 (unstudied). Not bad for 253hp/400Nm



      39.8 MPG

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      How fast were you driving?

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      Quote Originally Posted by volvocu View Post
      How fast were you driving?

      Average speed was 98 km/h on the trip computer. But that is for both city and highway.

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      Quote Originally Posted by T5_awd View Post
      Can't complain about the consumption ~200km of highway mixed with city driving in ECO+. With 18" Nokian Hakka R2 (unstudied). Not bad for 253hp/400Nm



      39.8 MPG
      Mate thats excellent news! Getting my Carbon edition within 2 weeks!

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      Not as Swedish as one might think..

      Stuck in the snow.

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      Bought this beauty a few weeks ago.




      After that I have dipped the grill and emblems


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      Join our Carbon club!

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      idea for wheel caps:



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      Where did you find those center caps?
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      Quote Originally Posted by AndreyS View Post
      idea for wheel caps:


      Where did you get those?
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      Quote Originally Posted by jimlindeborg View Post
      Bought this beauty a few weeks ago. <img src="http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" />

      [img]http://www1.garaget.org/archive/39/38819/394141/394141-


      Have you the part number from the Carbon parts? 3723039.jpg[/img]



      After that I have dipped the grill and emblems <img src="http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />


      Have you the Partnumber from the Carbon parts, boarding afford carbon?

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