A Class Of Its Own

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

Cyan Racing, the motorsport arm of Volvo, has designed a restomod of the basic P1800 Coupe. It mixes the model of one particular of the Swedish brand’s most iconic types, now 60 decades aged, with condition of the artwork level of competition elements and tech. 

The framework of the P1800 is a greatly reworked version of the first starting off with a 1964 product, Cyan Racing discovered weak factors in the framework and strengthened them through a mix of high power metal and carbon fibre. The latter is bonded to the metal chassis in purchase to increase further more rigidity. Meanwhile, the wheel arches were being widened to accommodate a larger keep track of front and rear – a end result of bespoke suspension. 

Quite a few of the P1800’s most distinctive structure particulars continue to be the front grille, chrome bumpers and are all instantly recognisable from the first. Nonetheless, the window line has adjusted subtly in purchase to boost its power, the front bumper and bonnet achieve extra cooling vents, and the rear options a one centre-exit exhaust.

Completely adjustable all round, the front suspension options a double wishbone set up with two-way dampers and aluminium uprights, when the back replaces the first car’s reside axle with a entirely independent set up. Hiding powering eighteen-inch forged wheels are a established of 362mm brake discs gripped by 4 pot calipers. 

The P1800’s first motor is ditched altogether. It is changed with a two.-litre turbocharged 4 cylinder device derived from the Cyan Racing S60 TC1 which competed in the Globe Touring Automobile Championship. It generates 414bhp, but despite the turbocharged configuration, Cyan suggests that it is tuned to produce a linear power band as evidenced by the actuality that the car’s peak torque of 455Nm is created at six,000rpm and its red line at 7,700rpm.

To maintain a spiritual link to the first, the P1800 Cyan utilizes a bespoke five pace guide gearbox by motorsport transmission industry experts Holinger, and push is despatched to the rear wheels through a constrained slip differential. 

Performance figures have nonetheless to be verified, but that 414bhp has just 990kg to move, so be expecting full supercar-concentrations of pace.

Cyan Racing will build the car to each person customer’s specs. Rates have been verified at $five hundred,000 – which is around £375,000.

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