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Koenigsegg engineer building modern-day Volvo P1800

2009-05-06 - Kevin Rutledge

Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/05/05/koenigsegg-engineer-building-modern-day-volvo-p1800/

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (autoblog.com) on May 5th 2009 at 7:58PM

Mattias Vöcks is at it again. Back in 2006, the Swedish-born designer who normally spends his days hand-assembling supercars for Koenigsegg used the SEMA to debut his show-stopping custom 1967 Volvo Amazon that was once voted "Sweden's Hottest Volvo." That title may soon go out to another of Vöcks' stunning creations, this time based on the classic Volvo P1800 made famous in part as the car driven by Roger Moore in the British television series The Saint from the 1960s.

With help from Bo Zolland from Swedish design firm Vizualtech, Vöcks has added a few modifications to bring the shapely Swedish beauty to modern standards. Aerodynamics are improved by a rear diffuser, flat underbody tray and a front fascia that's been smoothed out and lengthened by 70mm. Powering the beast is a 4.4-liter V8 borrowed from a Volvo XC90 SUV that's been force-fed by a turbocharger and routes its 600 horses through a six-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels.

ipd comments:  This appears to be only concept art at this point.  We can't find any actual real-life images of this car, only high-quality renderings.

If you look at the vizualtech website, you can see other renderings of this concept.