Volvo P1800 Cyan mixes Swedish icon’s style with modern motorsport tech

Rodolfo Schellin

Cyan Racing, the motorsport arm of Volvo, has made a restomod of the common P1800 Coupe. It mixes the design and style of 1 of the Swedish brand’s most iconic versions, now sixty decades outdated, with state of the artwork level of competition resources and tech. 

The construction of the P1800 is a greatly reworked variation of the authentic beginning with a 1964 product, Cyan Racing identified weak details in the construction and bolstered them by way of a combine of large toughness steel and carbon fibre. The latter is bonded to the steel chassis in buy to add more rigidity. Meanwhile, the wheel arches were being widened to accommodate a larger monitor front and rear – a outcome of bespoke suspension. 

Lots of of the P1800’s most distinctive structure aspects continue to be the front grille, chrome bumpers and are all instantly recognisable from the authentic. On the other hand, the window line has altered subtly in buy to improve its toughness, the front bumper and bonnet attain excess cooling vents, and the rear functions a solitary centre-exit exhaust.

Entirely adjustable all round, the front suspension functions a double wishbone set up with two-way dampers and aluminium uprights, although the back replaces the authentic car’s dwell axle with a thoroughly independent set up. Hiding driving 18-inch forged wheels are a established of 362mm brake discs gripped by 4 pot calipers. 

The P1800’s authentic motor is ditched completely. It is changed with a two.-litre turbocharged 4 cylinder unit derived from the Cyan Racing S60 TC1 which competed in the Entire world Touring Car Championship. It creates 414bhp, but despite the turbocharged configuration, Cyan says that it is tuned to deliver a linear ability band as evidenced by the reality that the car’s peak torque of 455Nm is generated at six,000rpm and its crimson line at seven,700rpm.

To manage a spiritual hyperlink to the authentic, the P1800 Cyan takes advantage of a bespoke 5 speed handbook gearbox by motorsport transmission specialists Holinger, and generate is despatched to the rear wheels by way of a constrained slip differential. 

Performance figures have but to be verified, but that 414bhp has just 990kg to go, so count on total supercar-stages of speed.

Cyan Racing will construct the car to each and every personal customer’s requirements. Selling prices have been verified at $500,000 – that’s approximately £375,000.

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