Volvo P1800 Cyan Confirmed For The US With HUGE Price Tag

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The tribute car has killer looks and a price tag to match.

When most people think about Volvo cars, they see Lego bricks on wheels, but the Swedish manufacturer has been known to build some beautiful cars, and its most eye-catching car has to be the classic P1800 Coupe. This car put Volvo on the sports car map, and for its 60th anniversary, Volvo and WTC Champions Cyan Racing built a gorgeous tribute car based on the P1800's looks but packing modern tech. The P1800 Cyan was first spotted testing back in July of 2020, and since then we've learned a bit more about this modern classic, but it has been unclear if this gorgeous piece of Swedish machinery would ever make it to the US. Well, that question has now been answered: it's coming our way, but with an eye-watering price tag.

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The P1800 Cyan will make its official US debut at The Quail on August 9 during Monterey Car Week, and Cyan will be taking American orders, with prices starting at a rich $700,000. In its final year of production, the original P1800 Coupe cost around $3,700 and featured a 1.8-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine producing somewhere in the region of 120 horsepower.

The P1800 Cyan is a completely different beast from the original and packs a massive performance punch. Cyan's P1800 cars retain the original chassis, but virtually everything else is custom-made to maximize performance. The car features new steel underbody strengthening for added stiffness, and the curvaceous body is made up of carbon-fiber body panels. It rides on 18-inch wheels connected to a brand-new fully-adjustable front and rear double-wishbone setup with height adjustability and a rear anti-roll bar. Thanks to its clever use of lightweight materials, Cyan has kept the total weight down to just 2,183 pounds.

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Under the hood, this tribute model features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine similar to the one found in the Volvo S60 TC1 race car. In the P1800 Cyan it has been tuned to deliver 420 hp and 336 lb-ft of torque. This feisty engine revs out to 7,700 rpm, and sends power to the wheels via a dog-leg five-speed Holinger manual transmission and a limited-slip rear differential.

The interior remains true to the original and features a track-day setup that includes two racing bucket seats with four-point harnesses, a timeless spoked steering wheel, analog dials, and a half cage.

For $700k you could buy yourself something like a Ferrari 812 Competizione A , but this is one special tribute that might just be worth all the money.

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