The automotive industry has been set ablaze by the Volvo many times, but we’d be lying if we said that they were at the top of our list when it comes to transcendental vehicle releases. This might not have been the case in the 1960s when the Swedish manufacturer first introduced its now-iconic P1800 platform. Now, that very same platform is being resurrected by Cyan Racing — the team behind Volvo’s lauded success within the World Touring Car circuit.
The restomod is a love letter to the original coupe, honoring its lineage through a painstaking process of redesign. To ensure that its chassis, wheels, and footprint remain in-line with contemporary standards, Cyan has introduced an all-new steel and carbon-fiber-reinforced frame, resulting in increased torsional rigidity. When compared to the questionable quality of the vehicle’s original, there’s a night and day difference, especially in terms of strengthening and tensile reinforcement. A fully-adjustable suspension system also makes its debut, pairing with a biased limited-slip differential, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder race engine (producing around 413 horsepower), and a dog-leg five-speed manual transmission built specifically for the car by Holinger. No information regarding the P1800’s price has been released, so keep your eyes peeled for upcoming developments on Cyan’s website.