Cyan Racing, the motorsport arm of Volvo, has made a restomod of the basic P1800 Coupe. It mixes the type of one particular of the Swedish brand’s most legendary designs, now sixty years previous, with state of the artwork levels of competition resources and tech.
The composition of the P1800 is a heavily reworked edition of the unique commencing with a 1964 product, Cyan Racing recognized weak factors in the composition and reinforced them through a blend of higher power metal and carbon fibre. The latter is bonded to the metal chassis in order to increase even further rigidity. Meanwhile, the wheel arches ended up widened to accommodate a much larger track front and rear – a final result of bespoke suspension.
Numerous of the P1800’s most distinct style and design facts continue to be the front grille, chrome bumpers and are all instantaneously recognisable from the unique. Nevertheless, the window line has transformed subtly in order to improve its power, the front bumper and bonnet attain extra cooling vents, and the rear functions a single centre-exit exhaust.
Fully adjustable all spherical, the front suspension functions a double wishbone set up with two-way dampers and aluminium uprights, although the back replaces the unique car’s reside axle with a absolutely impartial set up. Hiding powering 18-inch cast wheels are a set of 362mm brake discs gripped by 4 pot calipers.
The P1800’s unique 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 Entire world Touring Auto Championship. It provides 414bhp, but even with the turbocharged configuration, Cyan claims that it is tuned to provide a linear electric power band as evidenced by the reality that the car’s peak torque of 455Nm is created at six,000rpm and its purple line at seven,700rpm.
To retain a spiritual backlink to the unique, the P1800 Cyan utilizes a bespoke five speed manual gearbox by motorsport transmission gurus Holinger, and drive is despatched to the rear wheels through a constrained slip differential.
Functionality figures have nevertheless to be verified, but that 414bhp has just 990kg to move, so assume whole supercar-degrees of speed.
Cyan Racing will make the car or truck to each individual individual customer’s specifications. Costs have been verified at $five hundred,000 – which is approximately £375,000.
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