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Your cool restaurant is a 420 hp Volvo P1800 from Cyan Racing

Your cool restaurant is a 420 hp Volvo P1800 from Cyan Racing

When a coupe packs more than 400 horsepower and weighs less than a ton, there's always a lot to be excited about. Cyan Racing offers all of this in this beautiful Volvo P1800, making it a true connoisseur.

In 2020, Cyan Racing, which has achieved success in touring car competitions, presents a track-tuned Volvo P1800, showing a new side of the Swedish coupe introduced at the end of the 1950s. Within four years, the first customer has already acquired a Volvo restomod, unique in every element, and now they are also showing how heartbreaking the street-tuned GT version is.

The madness has never been far from Volvo, but it has already reached its peak in Cyan Racing's P1800.

By now, they have scanned the inner lane of the highways, and the five-cylinder cars are no longer happily roaring, but Volvo, bought by China's Geely, has become an ambassador for sustainability and safety. In the past, the situation was completely different, as models such as the 850R or the S60 Polestar version were produced, in the first series of which the six-cylinder turbo engine stood transversely in the engine compartment. In contrast, the P1800 wasn't really a sports coupe.

Development actually began at the end of the 1950s, but the Volvo P1800, initially assembled in England, did not reach production until 1961. There were a lot of complaints about the quality of cars produced in England, so P1800 production was quickly installed in Sweden, and the problems to a large extent. Because the original 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine is a close relative of a truck's V8, Volvo's coupe is also incredibly reliable, with examples in the world having covered five million kilometres. Cyan Racing, on the other hand, had a completely different goal with the car.

Its impressive proportions and the beltline that rises at the door handle have not changed, but the details are devilish.

Unlike the original, this one isn't from a truck, but a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder from Volvo's S60 TC1 grand tourer with 420bhp and 455Nm (you can also order a 350bhp version). This is mated to a Holinger five-speed manual transmission, and the brakes are provided by AP Racing.

Its carbon fiber body elements reduce its weight, and its rigidity and integrity are reduced by a titanium rod. Thanks to these lighter materials, the weight of the GT version, better lined with sound insulation, remains under 1 ton, making it almost similar to the Mazda MX-5. The Cyan Racing GT's large rims, hood vent and fuel filler on the boot roof are stunning.

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