Sweden’s Cyan Racing — the current WTCR champions, has revealed the Volvo P1800 Cyan — a gorgeous restomod with a 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine. The car is available for purchase with customization.
The car is finished in Cyan Racing’s blue and yellow racing colours. There are customized bumpers, a customized front grille, and of course, customized 18-inch dark gray wheels wrapped with Pirelli P Zero tyres. Notice an oval-shaped central exhaust at the rear. Also, the fuel filler cap has been moved to the centre of the boot lid door.
The brakes are massive, measuring 362 x 32 mm with 4-piston calipers at the front and 330 x 25.4 mm at the rear with 4-piston calipers. There’s no brake booster or ABS to interfere. The double wishbones are adjustable for camber, caster, toe and bump steer at the front, while at the rear, they’re adjustable for camber and toe. The dampers are adjustable for compression and rebound. The anti-roll bars at the rear are adjustable for stiffness.
The body is a mix of high-strength steel and carbon-fibre, while the roll cage inside is made of titanium. The dark-themed minimalistic cabin with blue highlights feels like a perfect combination for this car. The dashboard, the door cards and the seats are upholstered in a combination of leather and what appears to be Alcantara.
The blue dials look absolutely gorgeous against this dark-themed, classic dashboard. The Momo steering wheel adds to the drama.
Obviously, we could have built an electric Volvo P1800 filled with all the latest technology, comfort and luxury. But that was not what we wanted. Amid this paradigm shift, we decided to slow down time and freeze a part of it in our own time capsule. To take the best from the golden sixties and combine it with our capabilities of today, keeping a pure yet refined driving experience. – Christian Dahl, CEO
The 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine is based on the same one used in the world title-winning Volvo S60 TC1 race car. It develops 308 kW (419 metric hp) at 7,000 rpm and 455 Nm (336 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine revs up to 7,700 rpm. A 5-speed manual gearbox drives the rear wheels.
The prop shaft is made of carbon-fibre too. The car’s kerb weight is claimed to be 990 kg (2,183 lbs) with a weight distribution ratio of 47:53 front-rear.
We decided to apply our expertise in engine, aero and chassis design for a car that delivers on the Cyan engineering philosophy in terms of predictability and intuitive driver control, yet keeping the light-weight, analogue driving experience of the sixties. – Mattias Evensson, Project Manager and Head of Engineering at Cyan Racing