Some time ago, various pictures of a Volvo P1800 Coupé Erlkönig were circulating on the Internet that had been spotted in Sweden. The vehicle was photographed for the first time at the end of July 2020 and since then it has been puzzled why a P1800 Coupé from the 60s is doing its laps as a camouflaged prototype. Maybe Volvo is building a vintage electric car? But why does the P1800 have an exhaust system? Maybe a combustion engine after all? And why were the photos taken near a Volvo test track near Hällered (near Gothenburg)? It can also be seen that the “Erlkönig” has been registered since 1964. In Sweden this can be found out with little effort from the license plate. Now we have the solution !!!
Volvo P1800 "Restomod" by Cyan
It was this Volvo P1800 "Restomod" that was built by the Swedish racing team Cyan Racing with Volvo / Polestar. And the guys have completely retained the unmistakable styling of the classic Swedish coupé. But under the hood everything is new. A modern 2,0-liter four-cylinder with a turbocharger and an impressive 419 hp (308 kilowatts) and a torque of 455 Newton meters works here. Compared to the series with a meager 90 hp, this is of course a huge leap. And the P1800 should not remain a one-off. Cyan Racing wants to build even more vehicles if the demand is there. The engine from the 4,20 meter long P1800 Cyan is from the Volvo S60 TC1 racing car derived and delivers a maximum speed of 7.700 revolutions per minute. The four-cylinder is designed for high engine speeds, claims the project manager and head of technology at Cyan Racing Mattias Evensson.
other engines were available
Incidentally, the engine prevailed from a selection such as the original B18, the short in-line six-cylinder, the 'Red Block' B230, the 4-cylinder VEA engine and the 5-cylinder 'White Block'. The engine is coupled to a five-speed manual transmission that drives the rear wheels via a carbon fiber drive shaft, the traction of which is improved by a limited-slip differential. Incidentally, driver assistance systems such as stability control and ABS are NOT available. And optically, the P1800 Cyan only looks like the original Swedish model from the 1960s at first glance. However, it has got a widened track and under the sheet metal there is a mixture of carbon and high-strength steel that also improves the chassis. The structural rigidity compared to the series is extremely improved.
Empty weight only 990 kilograms
And yet the new edition weighs only 990 kilograms. And they are optimally brought onto the road by means of an improved chassis with adjustable two-way dampers. A brand-new four-piston brake system with perforated letters and golden calipers "without modern brake force assistance“And as already mentioned, there is also no ABS. 18-inch forged rims with central locking and 235 Pirelli P Zero tires make contact with the road. An impressive vehicle of which we will hopefully see a few more. We do not currently have any more details. If we receive information on further changes that have not been mentioned before, there will of course be an update for this report, as always. The best thing is to subscribe to our feed and if there is something new you will be informed immediately. We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.
Photos: Polestar / Cyan Racing
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Restomod Volvo P1800 Coupe with 419 PS four-cylinder!
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