Cyan Racing Reveals New Volvo P1800 GT Restomod – Forbes

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Each car takes between 12 and 15 months to restore and modify
Is this the most beautiful Volvo you have ever seen? I think it might well be. It’s a restomod from Swedish firm Cyan Racing and it’s called the Volvo P1800 Cyan GT.
This is the second P1800 restomod to come from Cyan Racing. The first arrived in 2020 and was more of a stripped-out track toy, whereas the GT promises to be a calmer ride better-suited to long-distance cruising.
There’s a plush interior with beautiful sand-colored leather and fabric upholstery, and a titanium roll cage that has been modified to provide extra comfort to the driver and their passenger. Intended as a grand tourer, the new car features a fully adjustable suspension configured for winding country roads and long-distance driving, Cyan Racing says. Seats designed for touring instead of racing, as well as extra sound deadening material, also help tone down the original car’s rowdy character.
The interior features analog dials and a new titanium roll cage
Cyan Racing takes an original, 1960s Volvo P1800 and treats it to a comprehensive restoration, before setting to work on the modification process. This includes the fitment of a wider, stiffer body shell made from steel and carbon fiber
The car is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter touring car engine attached to a five-speed manual transmission. Customers are able to choose the power output of their car, ranging from 349 to 419 horsepower. The focus is more on drivability instead of outright performance, Cyan Racing says, but with a total weight under 2,200 lbs it’s sure to still be properly quick.
Built for a US client, I think the metallic green paintwork of the example pictured here looks spectacular, while the black and sand interior impresses with its wonderfully analog dials, Mono steering wheel and stick shifter.
The car weighs just 2,200 lbs and produces up to 419 horsepower from a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine
Christian Dahl, chief executive of Cyan, said, “The new version highlights the versatile and almost endless tailoring options of the Volvo P1800 Cyan, adding another dimension to our interpretation of the original model.”
Cyan hasn’t announced a price for its new car, but for context the original cost around $500,000. The company says restoring and modifying each car takes between 12 and 15 months.

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