Volvo and Koenigsegg is a very different when it comes to designing car, But they are now combined by this little retro project.Volvo and Koenigsegg are literally combined when the engineer of Koenigsegg, Mattias Vocks is an engineer get his hand dirty in redesigning this Volvo classic, the P1800.Before this, his project was a 700hp classic 1967 Volvo Amazon wagon which is featured in the 2006 SEMA.
In the P1800 project, Vocks is being assisted by Bo Zolland from Swedish design firm Vizualtech. From the renderings, it’s still easy to make out the classic P1800 but the modern updates are also visible.The basic styling features are the same but changes have been made. For instance, the front end is extended by 70mm to accommodate the proposed Volvo V8 engine from the XC90 and the S80.
Powering the beast is a 4.4-liter V8 borrowed from a Volvo XC90 SUV that’s been force-fed by a turbocharger and feeds its 600 horses through a six-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels.
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.
And if we are lucky enough, the car may enter small-scale production at some unspecified date in the future.And of course, buying it would leave a deep hole in the wallet.