Camouflaged prototype of a sporty Volvo P1800 spotted

Camouflaged prototype of a sporty Volvo P1800 spotted

July 27, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Automobile publications have published photos from tests of a camouflaged prototype of the Volvo P1800 model. The sports car has been discontinued for a long time. It is possible that the company is preparing an anniversary version for one of its iconic models.

The Volvo P1800 turns 60 next year. One of the company’s most iconic sports coupes today lacks a spiritual successor, but that doesn’t mean the Swedish automaker has completely forgotten its iconic model.

Judging by the photos that came to our editorial office a couple of minutes ago, the Volvo team is testing a camouflaged prototype based on the P1800.

There are rumors that we have an all-electric restomod, timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the original Volvo P1800.

It turns out that this prototype is registered as a red P1800 and belongs to Matthias Evenson, who is currently the head of engine development at Cyan Racing. The firm is the official motorsport partner for the Chinese company Geely, which currently owns Volvo and Polestar.

It is also worth mentioning that the car was previously owned by Jonas Christian Dahl, who acquired sole ownership of the Polestar brand in 2004 and then joined Volvo a few years ago. He is currently the CEO of Cyan Racing.

And now about the noticed prototype. It looks a lot like the original car, but we can also see that it has wider fenders, wheel arches, wheels and tires. Also, more importantly, there are no visible tailpipes at the back, and the body itself has received a camouflage similar to that used by Volvo and Polestar for their future models.

Not so long ago, we wrote that Volvo is going to release its first coupe-crossover. The car should get an electric motor and become the flagship in the model range of the brand.