Volvo P1800 Cyan Restomod Revealed in GT Guise, Gets Improved Performance and Interior Updates

Cyan Racing has not disclosed a precise quantity they intend to manufacture in the limited edition of the P1800 GT. Each car is made from a donor P1800 and goes through an intensive 12- to 15-month production process.

By Reetika Bhatt | on February 16, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

A new version of Cyan Racing's resto-modified Volvo P1800 has been recently unveiled. This P1800, which is decked up in a gorgeous metallic green colour, is a new GT version of the vehicle that is considerably more comfortable as well as road-focused than the one initially introduced several years ago. According to the company, the suspension is one of the most significant changes. The GT model's suspension is still completely adjustable, but it has been modified for long-distance and "winding country roads." To further enhance driveability, the Swedish motorsports company has made tweaks to the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. 

Founded in 1996, Cyan Racing is the official motorsport partner of Geely, the Chinese company that owns Volvo. With an S60, it took home the 2017 World Touring Car Championship and both of the World Touring Car Cups for Lynk & Co. Based in Mölndal, Sweden, the maker unveiled the P1800 Cyan in 2020 as a motorsport-inspired tribute to the original Volvo P1800, which was introduced in the 1960s. The manufacturer was previously known as Polestar before Volvo took over the name in 2015. It debuted a P1800, fusing traditional style with contemporary performance, marking its entry into the street-legal cars market. 

Volvo P1800 Cyan GT: Exterior Elements

On the design front, the new car shares similarities with its predecessor, including a body composed of steel and carbon fibre that is marginally broader than the initial coupé's. From the door to the headlight, the sculpted line running along the side of the model seems to be the same on the outside of both versions. Notably, every vehicle will be customised to the preferences of its owner; the example displayed in the build's initial photos is headed to an undisclosed U.S. client and is completed in a stunning metallic green colour. 

Volvo P1800 Cyan GT Side

The chrome front grille, together with the chrome elements on the front bumper and surrounding the headlamps, stand out in contrast to the metallic green paint job. The rear fascia, window surrounds, door handles, and wing mirrors are all further decorated with chrome. A beautiful pair of gold-painted wheels sit atop bronze-finished brake callipers, elegantly complementing the exterior shade. 

Volvo P1800 Cyan GT: Mechanical Details

Interestingly, the most significant alterations are invisible to the naked eye. Comparable to its predecessor, the P1800 GT is propelled by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine. The mill has been tuned so that driveability now comes before power. It will also come in a variety of specifications, with a five-speed bespoke Hollinger gearbox supplying power to the rear axle ranging from 350bhp to 415bhp. The car also has a completely adjustable suspension system and a new titanium roll cage. Long, twisting country roads should be more comfortable to drive on thanks to the final two characteristics. Moreover, the coupe weighs less than 1,000 kg, in part because of its carbon fibre body.

For the uninitiated, a four-cylinder engine (1.8 or 2.0 litres) and either a four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission were available for the original Volvo P1800, which was sold from 1961 until 1973.

Volvo P1800 Cyan GT: Interior Updates

Volvo P1800 Cyan GT Interior 1

Meanwhile, sand-coloured leather and fabric adorn the interior. Along with various other updates, the cabin now features better sound-absorbing material and more comfy seats. The maker reckons these modifications will improve the car's comfort level over lengthy trips.

Volvo P1800 Cyan GT: Limited Units

Cyan Racing has not disclosed a precise quantity they intend to manufacture in the limited edition of the P1800 GT. Each car is made from a donor P1800 and goes through an intensive 12- to 15-month production process. The cost is contingent upon the specific configuration. As per the firm, the average cost of the vehicles produced so far is approximately USD 600,000 (Rs 4.98 crore). The demand for the car is still high regardless of the steep pricing. The second vehicle in the production run has already left Cyan Racing for the US. The resto-modified Volvo P1800 GT's increased comfort and performance entice aficionados to part up their money for this one-of-a-kind, skillfully built car.

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