Interior of Carbon Fiber Coupe Based on 56-Year-Old Volvo Revealed

The interior of the sports car is designed in the style of the original Volvo P1800.

In September, Sweden-based Cyan Racing, part of Volvo, introduced a modernized version of the 56-year-old Volvo P1800 Cyan. Now, the engineers have revealed the interior, engine range and chassis details of the carbon fiber coupe.

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Cyan Racing describes the interior of the retro coupe as “an interpretation” of the classic Volvo P1800. A new fascia panel, made in the style of the original coupe, is equipped with a large dashboard in chrome edging. Door panels are also referred to the design of the ‘60s but the restomod also features large speakers and leather sports seats with developed side support.

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A 990-kg body of the P1800 Cyan, which is made from carbon fiber, is reinforced with a titanium roll cage covered with genuine leather. The coupe has an independent rear suspension, a two-piece bumper and adjustable shock absorbers. The original chassis of the 56-year-old Volvo is reinforced with steel inserts.

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The restomod is driven by a modernized unit of the racing Volvo S60 TC1, namely a 2.0-liter turbo V4 that develops 420 hp and 455 Nm. The unit comes with a five-speed Holinger manual transmission, which is designed specifically for the coupe, and rear-wheel drive.

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It was decided not to equip the coupe with ABS and traction control: according to the designers, they did not set out to introduce 21st-century technology in a retro body but rather sought to create the feeling of driving a classic car.

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Although the P1800 Cyan exists in a single copy, several restomods will be released for sale. The exact number of copies is still unknown. The starting price of each will be $500,000.

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