Its underpinnings have also been overhauled with a focus on engagement and lightness. The hydraulic suspension at each end comprises aluminium uprights, double wishbones and two-way adjustable dampers, while carbonfibre chassis reinforcements add stiffness with minimal weight penalty.
Overall, the continuation car tips the scales at just 990kg – around 150kg less than the original P1800.
The P1800 Cyan sits atop a set of 18in forged rims wrapped in Pirelli P Zero performance tyres, which cover a set of sizeable steel brake discs and four-piston callipers.
Cyan benchmarked its new creation against the 2010 Volvo C30 Polestar Performance Protoype, its first road-going car. Head of engineering Mattias Evensson said Cyan wanted to “reconnect” with its first road car, as well as “carry over some of the driving feeling and performance availability”.
Cyan CEO Christian Dahl said: “Our company was founded in 1996 to race Volvo cars in Sweden, and the Volvo P1800 Cyan is closing the circle for us. “We claimed our first world title with Volvo in 2017 and have since then won two further world titles with two other manufacturers. The first world title was a milestone for us, and we felt it was a good time to reconnect with the past and to those before us racing Volvos. The first Volvo P1800 Cyan carries our blue and yellow racing colours to mark our heritage.”
The P1800 Cyan will be marketed independently by Cyan, with production set to be extremely limited. Prices start at $500,000 (£379,000).
Cyan Racing, which previously operated as Volvo’s Polestar performance division, has won the World Touring Car Championship for the past three years in a row, most recently in 2019 with the Lynk&Co 03.