Cyan Racing has released the first images of the Volvo P1800 Cyan’s interior, engine bay, and suspension, giving us a better look at this stunning restomod.
It’s been a few months since we first laid eyes on the Volvo P1800 Cyan, a beautiful reinterpretation of the classic Swedish sports car that now packs a lot of performance under its curvy bodywork.
The cabin remains faithful to the classic P1800 but now features a pair of bucket seats with racing harnesses and a leather-wrapped titanium roll cage. The dashboard is also wrapped in black leather and what looks like fabric, the steering wheel is the ever-gorgeous Momo Prototipo and the gauges are new and bespoke for the P1800 Cyan.
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The Volvo P1800 Cyan offers a simple but very beautiful environment to the driver, making little effort to hide its race-car vibe. “We have focused on creating an interior that reflects the car décor of the sixties in a modern version. We have kept the clean and driver-oriented interior of the original car, carefully moving it forward with modern materials and technology,” said Ola Granlund, Head of Design at Cyan Racing.
Weighing in at under a ton
The chassis has been completely reengineered by Cyan to make it properly rigid with the strategic use of high-strength steel while the bodywork is made out of carbon fiber. Cyan added a rack and pinion steering instead of the original steering box, lightweight aluminum uprights, double wishbones, two-way adjustable dampers with Cyan hydraulics, and an independent rear suspension. The result is a two-door coupe that tips the scales at 990 kg (2,182 lbs), which is pretty insane.
Lift the bonnet and you’ll find the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as used in the title-winning Volvo S60 TC1 race car. Cyan updated the unit for a more linear operation and has paired it to a bespoke dog-leg five-speed manual transmission from Hollinger. The power output is rated at 413 HP (419 PS) and 335 lb-ft (455 Nm) of torque.
“The engine is designed for high revs, with the torque intuitively linear to the pedal. We have learned from racing where the drivers want perfect control of the torque, increasing precision and driving pleasure at the same time,” said Mattias Evensson, Project Manager and Head of Engineering at Cyan Racing.
Cyan Racing will build the restomod Volvo P1800 in very limited numbers. Prices start at around $500,000, which is no doubt, a huge amount of money, but then again, this is no ordinary build.