June 1, 2023

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Volvo P1800 Cyan Marks Return Of A Classic Coupe, Now With 413 HP

Revealing the Volvo P1800 Cyan


Cyan Racing, the reigning triple Entire world Touring Automobile Champions, has disclosed the Volvo P1800 Cyan, an interpretation of the legendary Volvo sporting activities car from the sixties. The car is engineered by the crew guiding the very first entire world title-winning Volvo race car and the Volvo C30 Polestar Strategy Prototype.


Large-energy steel and carbon fibre system
Bespoke and impartial fully adjustable chassis
420hp and 990kg

”Our company was founded in 1996 to race Volvo cars in Sweden and the Volvo P1800 Cyan is closing the circle for us,” mentioned Christian Dahl, CEO and founder of Cyan Racing.


“We claimed our very first entire world title with Volvo in 2017 and have given that then received two more entire world titles with two other suppliers. The very first entire world title was a milestone for us, and we felt it was a fantastic time to reconnect with the previous and to all those before us racing Volvos. The very first Volvo P1800 Cyan carries our blue and yellow racing colors to mark our heritage.”


What could have been


The primary Volvo P1800 was unveiled in 1960, a 12 months before the Jaguar E-Type, two years before the Ferrari 250 GTO and 3 years before the Porsche 911.


“The Jaguar, the Ferrari and the Porsche are all cars with a continuation,” mentioned Christian Dahl.


“That remaining us with inspiration to develop what could have been if we as a race crew experienced been there all through the sixties, racing the P1800, and received to design a highway version of our race car.”


“We have completed that before with 3 of our race cars, the Volvo C30, the Volvo S60, when we ended up acknowledged as Polestar, and previous 12 months the Lynk & Co 03 Cyan. The Volvo P1800 Cyan is our interpretation of what could have been.”


Wanting back again in the midst of a paradigm change


In the age of autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity, Cyan Racing decided it was time to capture what has been and to make it timeless.


“Naturally we could have created an electric powered Volvo P1800 crammed with all the latest technology, comfort and ease and luxurious. But that was not what we needed,” mentioned Christian Dahl.


“Amid this paradigm change we decided to slow down time and freeze a portion of it in our personal time capsule. To consider the most effective from the golden sixties and mix it with our abilities of now, retaining a pure but refined driving encounter.”


Customized to supply authentic driving pleasure


Though making the Volvo P1800 Cyan, the crew guiding it decided to take care of the design and engineering of the sixties with treatment, shifting it forward in a fragile way.


“We decided to implement our expertise in motor, aero and chassis design for a car that provides on the Cyan engineering philosophy in conditions of predictability and intuitive driver regulate, but retaining the mild-body weight, analogue driving encounter of the sixties,” mentioned Mattias Evensson, Venture Manager and Head of Engineering at Cyan Racing.


There are no driver aids to distort the driving encounter, meaning no security regulate, Ab muscles or brake booster.


“The Volvo P1800 Cyan is about clearing away anything disturbing the direct connection concerning driver, tyres and the highway. Our objective has been to hold that undisturbed sensation while refining it with the most effective technology of now,” mentioned Mattias Evensson.


Gentle-body weight carbon fibre and large-energy steel system


The Volvo P1800 system has been altered to accommodate a broader monitor, larger wheels and repositioned greenhouse, amid a long checklist of redesigns.


“To put collectively an interpretation of an legendary design is a challenge. I consider we succeeded in merging new technology devoid of shedding the character of the primary Volvo P1800,” mentioned Ola Granlund, Head of Design and style at Cyan Racing.


The Volvo P1800 Cyan started lifestyle as a 1964 Volvo P1800 that has been refined and bolstered utilising large-energy steel and carbon fibre.


“The foundation for a precise and intuitive driving encounter is a sound system composition. Vehicles from the sixties are considerably from suitable when it comes to this because of to weak points and steel quality that allow for for flex,” mentioned Mattias Evensson.


“We have redesigned the composition of the primary form and strengthened weak points in the chassis through triangulation, making use of large-energy steel and integrated the carbon fibre system with the chassis composition.


“The carbon fibre is not just a good shell of individual panels, but fairly structural parts joined with large-energy adhesive to the steel. All components of the carbon fibre are including to the structural rigidity.”


This process is a essential portion to enable low body weight and large responsiveness, with the car weighing just 990 kilos.


Motor and transmission design


The two-litre turbocharged four-cylinder motor is dependent on the same motor as utilised in the entire world title-winning Volvo S60 TC1 race car, generating 420 horsepower and 455Nm of torque, with a redline at 7700 rpm.


Though the motor is turbocharged, it is created to supply a linear energy and torque curve with the traits of a commonly aspirated motor. The motor character is built to supply a driving encounter as in the sixties but with greater functionality and precision.


“While assessing engines for the Volvo P1800 Cyan, we regarded a extensive variety of Volvo engines, like the primary B18, the ‘Red Block’ B230, the 5-cylinder ‘White Block’, the short inline 6-cylinder and the 4-cylinder VEA motor that energy Volvos of now,” mentioned Mattias Evensson.


“The effective and light-weight VEA (Volvo Motor Architecture) gave us the most effective base, also letting us to transfer our encounter from the various versions of the VEA that we have built for our race and functionality cars of the previous ten years.”


The motor manufactured its debut in the 2011 Volvo C30 entire world touring race car and was a essential portion in boasting the 2017 entire world title.


“It is an motor that presents us with a robust mechanical base and a incredibly effective combustion technique. We have tailored it to suit the Volvo P1800 Cyan with the energy output increasing through the complete powerband,” mentioned Mattias Evensson.


“The energy peaks late. It is built for large revs a ton, with the torque intuitively linear to the pedal. We have learnt from racing where by the drivers want fantastic regulate of the torque, increasing precision and driving pleasure at the same time.”


A five-pace bespoke Holinger gearbox has been selected to have the mechanical experience of the primary Volvo P1800, but with bigger equipment change precision and capability of handling the greater torque.


The primary Volvo P1800 live rear axle is changed with a Cyan-built impartial rear suspension.


A essential portion to the participating rear-wheel travel encounter is the torque-biasing minimal slip differential. The differential is mounted in a Holinger housing with distinctive gears in purchase to mix capable functionality on a circuit with civilised behaviour for highway use.


A pure driver focussed chassis


The fully adjustable entrance and rear suspension options bespoke light-weight parts, like aluminium uprights, double wishbones and two-way adjustable dampers with Cyan hydraulics.


“We are actually satisfied with the level of grip and precision that we have attained from the chassis in combination with a responsive steering,” mentioned Thed Björk, growth driver and 2017 touring car entire world champion for Cyan Racing.


“The car goes where by you point it. You can be brutal heading into a corner and continue to uncover your apex and exit within millimetres.


“The settings of the car are not aimed at speedy lap occasions but fairly to supply an pleasing and thrilling driving encounter. I come to feel my smile widening each time that I regulate the drift angle of the car through a long change.”


The carbon fibre-bolstered chassis is related to the highway with 18″ solid rims with Pirelli P Zero 235/40 tyres at the entrance and 265/35 at the rear.


The car is managed by 4-piston calipers with 362x32mm steel discs with authentic experience as no brake booster or Ab muscles is there to interfere.


Entire world Title engineering crew


Cyan Racing’s engineering crew originates from additional than two decades of producing racing cars and over a ten years of producing functionality highway cars.


The engineering crew associated competences from Cyan’s design, aero, motor, chassis and electronics departments.


“The Volvo P1800 Cyan is the final result of an highly developed engineering process, involving a lot of of the same skills who built, created and created our entire world title winning Volvo S60 TC1 Cyan,” mentioned Christian Dahl.


The Volvo C30 Polestar Effectiveness Prototype, the very first highway car of Cyan Racing, was utilised for benchmarking all through the growth process.


“A important portion of the project was to reconnect with our very first highway car,” mentioned Mattias Evensson.


“We needed to have over some of the driving experience and functionality availability from that car and it has been comprehensively beneficial all through the growth process.”


Pricing and particular person specification is out there for prospective customers.


Complex specifications



Aspiration: Turbocharged

Sizing: 2000cc

Selection of cylinders: 4

Cylinder alignment: Inline

Valves per cylinder: 4

Bore x stroke: 82×93.2 mm

Compression ratio: ten.2:1

Most HP/kW: 420 hk/308 kW @ 7000 rpm

Most torque: 455 Nm @ 6000 rpm

Most strengthen: 2.seven bar

Most RPM: 7700 rpm

Gas technique: Immediate injection

Turbo: Borg Warner EFR, ceramic ball bearings, gamma-ti turbine wheel

Exhaust: Dual tube stainless steel, twin catalytic converters



Travel wheels: RWD

Gearbox form: Handbook synchromesh helical slash pet dog leg

Selection of gears: 5

Clutch: 200 mm, organic and natural disc

Flywheel: Solitary mass steel

Prop shaft: Carbon fibre

Remaining travel: LSD with customizable ratio



Wheelbase: 2446 mm

Size: 4203 mm

Width: 1748 mm

Top: 1220 mm

Keep track of entrance: 1466 mm

Keep track of rear: 1489 mm

Gas tank capacity: fifty seven litres


Suspension and system

Entrance: Double wishbone, adjustable camber, caster, toe and bumpsteer

Rear: Double wishbone, adjustable camber and toe

Dampers: Adjustable compression and rebound entrance and rear

Anti-roll bars: Tubular anti-roll bars entrance and rear, adjustable rear stiffness

Steering rack: Rack and pinion with adjustable ratio

Large-energy steel and carbon fibre system

Roll cage manufactured in titanium



Entrance: 4-piston caliper, 362×32 mm disc

Rear: 4-piston caliper, 330×25.4 mm disc



Entrance tyre size: Pirelli P Zero 235/40-R18

Rear tyre size: Pirelli P Zero 265/35-R18

Entrance rim size: 8.5”x18”

Rear rim size: nine.5”x18”

Centerlock wheels



Curb body weight: 990kg

Bodyweight distribution: F:R 47:fifty three%


About Cyan Racing and this project

Cyan Racing was founded in 1996 and was formerly named Polestar right up until Volvo Vehicles acquired the functionality area and trademark in 2015. Cyan Racing is privately owned and operated. The crew has claimed the previous 3 touring car Entire world titles, most recently the 2019 WTCR crew title with Lynk & Co – and participated in the growth of the Polestar functionality products of the Volvo S60 and V60 in the years 2013 to 2015, like the concept products Volvo C30 and S60 Polestar Strategy Prototype.

Make sure you note that the Volvo P1800 Cyan will be promoted independently by Cyan Racing. On top of that, it must be famous that there is no collaboration concerning Cyan Racing and Volvo Vehicles in relation to this car project, as well as that the emblems “Volvo” and “P1800” are owned by Volvo Vehicles.