The custom P1800 will feature a turbocharged V8 sourced from Volvo’s XC90 SUV that has been dialled up to 600hp (448kW)Enlarge Photo
Vöx is now taking on a new challenge, this time with another Volvo to modify and mold into a formidable driving machine. Taking the famous P1800, one of Volvo's first sports cars, Vöx will be updating it to be a little more modern than the original 1960s version. To accomplish this, he has also enlisted the help of Swedish design firm Vizualtech, which has already created a number of computer generated renderings depicting the new custom car.
While Vizualtech will preserve the general lines of the classic Volvo P1800, there will be some changes to accommodate the modern components Vöx plans to install. These include larger wheel housings and a 70mm extension to the front of the car.
These changes should help when Vöx drops a new V8 engine sourced from Volvo’s XC90 SUV into the engine bay. Matched to a six-speed manual, the engine will also have a turbocharger fitted to dial up power levels to around the 600hp (448kW) mark.
Other performance mods planned for the car include a rear-diffuser, a flat underside, and a slightly redesigned front-end to aid air flow. Construction is currently underway, and while there’s no date scheduled for an unveiling hopefully we'll be seeing it at a motoring event sometime soon.