We're still not quite over the Volvo P1800 Cyan Racing
I want to sell my kidney(s), my house and live in this car
A few months ago a Swedish team called Cyan Racing unveiled the spectacular P1800, a gorgeous restomod inspired by the original Volvo P1800 from the 1960s. An outstanding machine with an incredible power-to-weight ratio and built on a fully adjustable chassis. And it was painted cyan blue.
With no ADAS and no driver aids of any sort, not even ABS, the P1800 Cyan offers the ultimate analogue racing experience combining old school solutions with brand new technology. The chassis is custom made, built with steel and carbon fibre, the live rear axle was replaced with a Cyan-designed independent rear suspension system with a Holinger diff and Cyan also fitted bigger 18-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tyres.
The Cyan P1800 only weighs 990 kg and it's powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, loosely based on the engine that powers the title-winning Volvo/Cyan S60 TC1 race car, putting out 420 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels only, obvi, courtesy of a 5-speed manual.
The interior is equally simple and driver-oriented, with everything you need and nothing you don't. This is technically a road car but it's obviously designed for the track and for twisty mountain roads, which is the main reason why Cyan has also fitted a titanium roll cage.
Restomods are a bit controversial. Some love them while other people love to hate them and I believe the Cyan P1800 is proof that restomods work, when the people who build them know what they're doing.