Restmoding is becoming more and more popular tuning direction, a great example in this direction is the Volvo P1800, released in 1964. Cyan Racing brought to life the interpretation of a racing car. The team took the best of the 60s, added its own capabilities and got a Volvo P1800 with 400 HP.
“The Volvo P1800 Cyan is our interpretation of what could have been,” explains Christian Dahl, CEO of Cyan Racing.
What has been done?
The characteristics have partially changed — for the better, of course. "Volvo" got a revamped engine, new body to expand the track, increased size of the wheels. But let's go through it in order.
The body was based on the original P1800, but it was made more durable due to steel and carbon, as well as a tubular titanium frame. Externally, the updated model does not differ from the prototype at all. The body was reinforced to strengthen the weak points on the chassis, where the Сyan suspension now stands. In addition, the designers increased the wheels size and added adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers.
Initially P1800, a racing car by the way, had a five-cylinder engine B18, Red Block B230. It was replaced with a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder engine. The engine donor was the car of the S60 TC1 team that won the 2017 world passenger car Championship (WTCC). As a result P1800 received 420 HP and 455 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox from Holinger is installed for control. As Ted Bjork, the winner of the WTCC, notes, you can even drift on this car. The restmod weighs only 990 kg, which is very good for a racing car. Steel discs and 4-piston calipers are installed for comfortable braking of 420 “horses”.
The price for Volvo P1800 restmod is approximately 500 thousand dollars. The number of copies is still unknown, but the first cars will be released this fall.