June 1, 2023

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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 classic P1800 Coupe. It mixes the style of one of the Swedish brand’s most legendary versions, now sixty years outdated, with state of the art competitiveness products and tech. 

The construction of the P1800 is a greatly reworked model of the initial starting up with a 1964 model, Cyan Racing recognized weak factors in the construction and strengthened them through a combine of substantial toughness steel and carbon fibre. The latter is bonded to the steel chassis in buy to insert even further rigidity. Meanwhile, the wheel arches were being widened to accommodate a much larger monitor front and rear – a result of bespoke suspension. 

Quite a few of the P1800’s most distinct layout aspects continue being the front grille, chrome bumpers and are all quickly recognisable from the initial. Nevertheless, the window line has changed subtly in buy to raise its toughness, the front bumper and bonnet get extra cooling vents, and the rear options a single centre-exit exhaust.

Completely adjustable all round, the front suspension options a double wishbone setup with two-way dampers and aluminium uprights, although the again replaces the initial car’s dwell axle with a completely independent setup. Hiding behind eighteen-inch forged wheels are a established of 362mm brake discs gripped by 4 pot calipers. 

The P1800’s initial motor is ditched entirely. It’s changed with a two.-litre turbocharged 4 cylinder device derived from the Cyan Racing S60 TC1 which competed in the Environment Touring Vehicle Championship. It makes 414bhp, but inspite of the turbocharged configuration, Cyan suggests that it’s tuned to deliver a linear energy band as evidenced by the actuality that the car’s peak torque of 455Nm is produced at six,000rpm and its pink line at 7,700rpm.

To manage a religious backlink to the initial, the P1800 Cyan takes advantage of a bespoke five speed manual gearbox by motorsport transmission experts Holinger, and travel is despatched to the rear wheels through a restricted slip differential. 

Overall performance figures have nonetheless to be verified, but that 414bhp has just 990kg to go, so assume entire supercar-levels of speed.

Cyan Racing will create the car to each unique customer’s technical specs. Price ranges have been verified at $five hundred,000 – that is roughly £375,000.

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