The original P1800 is certainly a beautiful, but also a sedate coupé. Cyan Racing has now turned the classic into a modern sports car.
The racing car and tuning company Cyan Racing, which emerged from Polestar in 2015, has presented an impressive Restomod project based on the 60s Volvo P1800. In addition to an all-round sporty tuning, the coupé offers a visually attractive finish. Initially it is a one-off, but interested parties can order such a conversion from Cyan.
The most important innovation is the implantation of a two-liter four-cylinder engine from the Volvo S60 TC1 racing car, which provides 990 kW / 1800 hp and 308 Newton meters of torque in the P420, which weighs 455 kilograms. The power goes solely to the rear axle via a 5-speed manual transmission and a carbon drive shaft. Performance is not mentioned, but the Cyan will be much faster than the 91 kW / 124 PS strong original.
The chassis has been completely redesigned. There are double wishbone axles at the front and rear, adjustable two-way dampers, a limited-slip differential for the rear axle, and also large brake discs with four-piston calipers and 18-inch wheels with mixed tires.
Cyan has also revised the exterior look. The chrome trim that was abundant in the original from 1964 has been reduced. In addition, the wheel arches have been widened so that the large wheels fill them perfectly thanks to the lowering of the body. If you want a conversion of this kind, you not only have to provide an original P1800, but also invest around 420.000 euros, reports the Swedish branch of Auto Motor & Sport.