July 24, 2024

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

Cyan Racing, the motorsport arm of Volvo, has made a restomod of the common P1800 Coupe. It mixes the design and style of one of the Swedish brand’s most iconic versions, now sixty yrs outdated, with state of the artwork competition components and tech. 

The composition of the P1800 is a closely reworked model of the first beginning with a 1964 design, Cyan Racing recognized weak factors in the composition and bolstered them via a mix of significant toughness steel and carbon fibre. The latter is bonded to the steel chassis in get to include more rigidity. In the meantime, the wheel arches were widened to accommodate a greater keep track of front and rear – a outcome of bespoke suspension. 

Numerous of the P1800’s most distinct structure aspects continue to be the front grille, chrome bumpers and are all right away recognisable from the first. Nonetheless, the window line has transformed subtly in get to raise its toughness, the front bumper and bonnet acquire excess cooling vents, and the rear capabilities a solitary centre-exit exhaust.

Absolutely adjustable all spherical, the front suspension capabilities a double wishbone set up with two-way dampers and aluminium uprights, even though the again replaces the first car’s reside axle with a absolutely impartial set up. Hiding driving 18-inch solid wheels are a established of 362mm brake discs gripped by four pot calipers. 

The P1800’s first motor is ditched completely. It is replaced with a 2.-litre turbocharged four cylinder unit derived from the Cyan Racing S60 TC1 which competed in the Earth Touring Motor vehicle Championship. It produces 414bhp, but even with the turbocharged configuration, Cyan claims that it’s tuned to deliver a linear ability band as evidenced by the simple fact that the car’s peak torque of 455Nm is developed at six,000rpm and its pink line at 7,700rpm.

To retain a non secular hyperlink to the first, the P1800 Cyan makes use of a bespoke 5 pace handbook gearbox by motorsport transmission experts Holinger, and travel is despatched to the rear wheels via a constrained slip differential. 

Effectiveness figures have however to be verified, but that 414bhp has just 990kg to go, so anticipate whole supercar-degrees of pace.

Cyan Racing will develop the car or truck to every unique customer’s requirements. Prices have been verified at $five hundred,000 – that is about £375,000.

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