• Watch the Volvo P1800 Cyan Get Sideways the Scandinavian Way

Seeing it makes you want to spend $500,000 to buy one

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Cyan Racing’s Volvo P1800 is a stunning resto-mod that’s capable of turning snow-covered roads into its personal playground. The Swedish racing outfit brought the P1800 to Åre, a small town north of Volvo’s headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden for some fun runs in sub-zero temperatures.

Sending a car that weighs under 2,200 but packs 420 horsepower on less-than-stellar roads might sound dangerous for some, but it also could be a fun experience for those who know how to drive the P1800 in these conditions.

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Cyan Racing’s Volvo P1800 is powered by a race-spec 2.0-liter twin-turbo engine from the Volvo S60 TCI race car.

The engine produces 420 horsepower and 336 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission sends power to the two rear wheels and a limited-slip differential. Combine all of that with a weight of just 2,183 pounds and the P1800 should be as fun to drive on dry roads as it is on snow-covered ones.

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To find out, Cyan Racing strapped a set of snow tires on the P1800’s 18-inch wheels and sent its road testers to put the coupé through its paces. Footage of the test runs shows the P1800 showcase its agility and nimbleness, going sideways in a manner that makes us envious that we’re not behind the wheel of this car.

Production of the P1800 isn’t limited to a specific number, but the cost of owning one runs about $500,000. Cyan Racing started taking orders for its rests-mod in 2020, but you can still order one if you have that kind of scratch.

2021 Volvo P1800 Cyan specifications
Engine 2.0 l, turbo
Engine size 2000 cc
Engine cylinders 4
Compression ration 10.2:1
Max power 420 hp @ 7000 rpm
Max torque 455 Nm/336 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm
Redline 7700 rpm
Transmission manual synchromesh, dog leg, five-speed
Wheelbase 2446 mm
Length 4203 mm
Width 1748 mm
Height 1220 mm
Front track 1466 mm
Rear track 1489 mm
Fuel tank 57 l/15 gal
Weight 990 kg/2183 lb
Weight distribution 47-53 front-rear
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