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Cyan Racing Unveils Exquisite Volvo P1800 Cyan GT Restomod

The Volvo P1800 Cyan GT Seen From The Front
Volvo P1800 Cyan GT / Credits: Cyan Racing

Key Points

  • Cyan Racing unveils the new Volvo P1800 Cyan GT, a luxurious restomod combining classic aesthetics with modern performance.
  • The P1800 Cyan GT features a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, bespoke interior, and a lightweight body for superior drivability and comfort.
  • Each meticulously crafted P1800 Cyan GT undergoes a 12-15 month restoration and modification process, tailored to the client’s preferences.

In an exciting announcement that has set the automotive world abuzz, Cyan Racing, the renowned six-time world champion of touring car racing, has recently introduced an all-new GT version of the Volvo P1800 Cyan. This latest iteration follows the initial introduction of the model in 2020, which paid homage to the iconic Volvo sports car of the sixties, now with a grand touring twist designed for both performance and comfort on long journeys.

Volvo P1800 Cyan GT Top View
Volvo P1800 Cyan GT / Credits: Cyan Racing

The Volvo P1800 Cyan GT emerges as a masterclass in automotive restoration and modification, combining classic aesthetics with modern engineering prowess. Christian Dahl, CEO of Cyan Racing, emphasized the new version’s enhanced versatility and the bespoke experience offered to clients, saying, “The joint journey of tailoring a car from start to finish with a client is a thoroughly rewarding process for the entire team.”

Cyan Racing’s latest creation takes the original 1960s Volvo P1800 and subjects it to a meticulous restoration process, followed by a series of modifications to enhance its performance, comfort, and safety. The result is a vehicle that retains the soul of its heritage while boasting advancements such as a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, capable of being tuned to deliver between 350 and 420 horsepower. This powerplant is mated to a bespoke five-speed Holinger gearbox, ensuring precise and engaging driving dynamics.

Volvo P1800 Cyan GT Engine
Volvo P1800 Cyan GT / Credits: Cyan Racing

Weighing in at under 2,200 lbs thanks to its high-strength steel and carbon fiber body, the P1800 Cyan GT is not just a visual masterpiece but also a performance powerhouse. Yet, it is designed with drivability and comfort in mind, featuring a fully adjustable Cyan-designed suspension, tailored for serene cruising on winding country roads and long-distance adventures.

The interior of the P1800 Cyan GT is a sanctuary of luxury and bespoke craftsmanship. With options for sand-colored leather and fabric upholstery, the car offers comfortable and supportive seats designed for touring, enhanced sound deadening for a quieter ride, and a modified titanium roll cage that does not compromise on safety or chassis rigidity.

Volvo P1800 Cyan GT Interior View
Volvo P1800 Cyan GT / Credits: Cyan Racing

One of the first units, finished in a striking metallic green and featuring a meticulously tailored interior, has already been completed for a client in the U.S., showcasing the personalized approach Cyan Racing takes with each build. Every Volvo P1800 Cyan is restored and modified at Cyan Racing’s headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, a process that spans 12 to 15 months per car, highlighting the dedication and craftsmanship invested in each vehicle.

Volvo P1800 Cyan GT Interior
Volvo P1800 Cyan GT / Credits: Cyan Racing

While Cyan Racing has not disclosed the price for this automotive masterpiece, it’s expected to be in the realm of its predecessor’s price tag, around $500,000. This reflects not just the car’s exclusivity and the extensive work involved in its creation but also the unique position it occupies in the world of luxury restomods.

As Cyan Racing continues to build on its legacy with the new Volvo P1800 Cyan GT, it remains independent of Volvo Cars, with whom it shares a historical connection but operates separately in this project. The limited production of the GT specification Volvo P1800 ensures that each vehicle is a rare gem, tailored to the individual tastes and preferences of its discerning owner, making it a coveted addition to any car enthusiast’s collection.

 

Sources:

https://www.cyanracing.com/news/2024/02/15/cyan-racing-introduces-new-gt-version-of-the-volvo-p1800-cyan

https://www.cyancars.se/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alistaircharlton/2024/02/15/the-perfect-volvo-cyan-racing-reveals-new-p1800-gt-restomod/

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