It’s pretty rare that a production car looks better than the concept that preceded it. The Volvo C30 is one of those exceptions.
If I didn’t come across the dream car parked in my garage right now (a 135i), I’d be driving a Polestar Blue R-Design. No question, this is a Future Classic. And with the right chassis mods, there’s no doubt that a properly tuned C30 would give the Mazdaspeed3, Focus ST and even ye old Integra Type-R a run for its money on Nor Cal’s backroads.