Volvo’s Cyan Racing Finally Resurrected The Classic P1800 Sport Coupe

Sep 3, 2020

Category: Rides

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.

Learn More: Cyan

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

These 4-Way Stretch Laser-Cut Shorts Offer Optimal Airflow & Performance

Woven construction athletic shorts with split and bonded hems & zippered pockets.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner

Keep It Cool On The Golf Course With This Performance-Focused lululemon Apparel

A winning shirt and pants combo that's as smart as it is sporty.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

VW’s Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept Gives The Family-Hauler GTI Thrills

The sporty SUV concept gets over 300 hp from a Golf R engine.

Posted By

Jul 23, 2021

Featured Image

Auction Block: Tom Cruise’s ‘Risky Business’ 1979 Porsche 928

The very hero car that taught the legendary actor how to drive stick.

Posted By

Jul 23, 2021

Featured Image

Auction Block: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Sports Racer

A rare Corvette with a plethora of period-correct race-focused upgrades.

Posted By

Jul 23, 2021

Featured Image

Auction Block: 1998 Mercedes Benz AMG CLK GTR Strassenversion

One of just 25 made, the supercar could fetch $10 million.

Posted By

Jul 22, 2021