Cyan’s Racing’s closely modded Volvo P1800 will shortly be building its North American debut, and it’ll be obtainable to obtain in The united states. Dependent on the modern 1961-72 coupe that just may possibly be the sexiest auto Volvo ever created, it can be been remodeled by the wizards at the race engineering company earlier recognised as Polestar into a 420-horse tire-shredder.
We’ve waxed on about the Cyan P1800 just before, admiring its lighter-than-a-Miata control pounds thanks to carbon fiber body panels, whilst marveling at its superbly minimalist turbo 2.-liter Volvo 4. The driving expertise is meant to be genuinely analog, from the manual gearbox to the deficiency of Abdominal muscles and traction command. The whole suspension was redesigned and even its profile isn’t quite similar to the first P1800 — the greenhouse, for instance, has been repositioned.
Most effective of all, its metamorphosis from antique to hot rod was executed not by some fly-by-night time operation, but by an precise race shop, the one that turned the Volvo 850 into a Super Touring race car or truck. The Polestar company was so profitable, Volvo in fact purchased them out, subsequently turning the model into its performance EV subsidiary.
Cyan Racing says the only things that remain from the initial P1800 is the metal body, hood release, handbrake, and windshield wipers. Anything else, which include the glass, was made uniquely for this car.
A calendar year in the past, Cyan said that the entry price for this exclusive mix of traditional design and race-encouraged overall performance was $500,000. When it gets out there stateside, nevertheless, the setting up cost will be, in accordance to Cyan, “about $700,000”.
With that eye-watering cost, customers get to personalize every P1800 to their liking. Cyan claims the car was engineered so that it could be “tailored into anything from a light-weight, high-performance cafe racer to a grand tourer.”
The Cyan Volvo P1800 will make its North American debut at The Quail in the course of Monterey Auto 7 days.