Cyan Racing launched their Volvo P1800 RestMode in 2020 and is now coming to the state with a base price of around $ 700,000.
Spending more than a pair of McLaren 720S coupes, the Volvo P1800 Cyan Hall is the brainchild of the former Polyester team and will make its North American debut on August 9 at a Motorsports Rally The Quail.
Known for winning five Touring Car World Championship titles and making S60 / V60 polyester, the company turned their attention to the classic P1800. Since the car was beautiful to look at but not significant enough to drive, the engineers decided to fix things with various modifications.
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Starting at the bottom of the hood, the race-proof powertrain is based on a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that led the Volvo S60 TC1 race car to victory. At 413 hp (309 kW / 420 PS) and 336 lb-ft (455 Nm) of torque, it screams at 7,700 rpm. The engine is mated to a bespoke five-speed manual transmission with dog-leg first gear, designed to echo “the mechanical sensibility of the original Volvo P1800, but with a crisp gear shift and torque handling capability” of a modern power train.
Although the company considers an assortment of different engines, they have scrapped an electric Volvo P1800. As Christian Dahl, CEO of Cyan Racing, explains, “We wanted to make something more visible by embracing the 60’s spirit with today’s technology.”
The new engine is the only tip of the iceberg because the model is equipped with a carbon fiber body, a strong structure and a wide track. The team also installed fully adjustable front and rear suspensions, which include a number of bespoke components, including a two-way adjustable damper with aluminum upright, double wishbone and cyan valving.
They are connected by a limited-slip differential and 18-inch center locking wheel wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires. The latter is backed up by a four-piston caliper and a steel disc that measures 14.2 inches (362 mm) at the front and 13 inches (330 mm) at the rear. However, there are no stability controls, anti-lock brakes or brake boosters because the car is about “direct connection between driver, tire and road.”
Although the model was immediately recognized as the P1800, the cabin was moved to the rear, and according to the company, this resulted in a “slightly longer hood and front fender, creating a subtly more sporting silhouette.” The model has unique bumpers as well as billet aluminum door handles, mirrors and surround lighting. In fact, Cyan says the only ones to carry are steel from the main chassis, hood release mechanism, handbrake and windshield wiper.
The retro vibe is vague, but the cabin is a bit more modern because it has recarro seats and digital instrumentation. They are paired by Bespoke switchgear, which is perfect for such a unique model.
Speaking of which, each car is tailored to a customer’s specifications and can be made for anything from a lightweight, high-performance cafe racer to a grand tour. As a result, your options are largely limited by your wallet and imagination.