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

Cyan Racing, the motorsport arm of Volvo, has developed a restomod of the traditional P1800...

Cyan Racing, the motorsport arm of Volvo, has developed a restomod of the traditional P1800 Coupe. It mixes the model of just one of the Swedish brand’s most iconic models, now 60 yrs previous, with state of the artwork level of competition materials and tech. 

The construction of the P1800 is a heavily reworked model of the primary beginning with a 1964 product, Cyan Racing discovered weak factors in the construction and bolstered them through a combine of superior power steel and carbon fibre. The latter is bonded to the steel chassis in purchase to incorporate further rigidity. In the meantime, the wheel arches were being widened to accommodate a larger monitor front and rear – a end result of bespoke suspension. 

Lots of of the P1800’s most distinctive design and style particulars keep on being the front grille, chrome bumpers and are all right away recognisable from the primary. However, the window line has modified subtly in purchase to raise its power, the front bumper and bonnet achieve added cooling vents, and the rear functions a one centre-exit exhaust.

Entirely adjustable all spherical, the front suspension functions a double wishbone setup with two-way dampers and aluminium uprights, whilst the again replaces the primary car’s live axle with a thoroughly unbiased setup. Hiding guiding 18-inch cast wheels are a set of 362mm brake discs gripped by 4 pot calipers. 

The P1800’s primary motor is ditched altogether. It is replaced with a 2.-litre turbocharged 4 cylinder unit derived from the Cyan Racing S60 TC1 which competed in the Environment Touring Auto Championship. It produces 414bhp, but despite the turbocharged configuration, Cyan states that it’s tuned to supply a linear electrical power band as evidenced by the fact that the car’s peak torque of 455Nm is made at six,000rpm and its pink line at seven,700rpm.

To keep a non secular backlink to the primary, the P1800 Cyan uses a bespoke five velocity guide gearbox by motorsport transmission specialists Holinger, and drive is sent to the rear wheels through a minimal slip differential. 

Performance figures have still to be verified, but that 414bhp has just 990kg to move, so assume complete supercar-concentrations of velocity.

Cyan Racing will construct the car or truck to just about every personal customer’s specifications. Price ranges have been verified at $five hundred,000 – that’s around £375,000.

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