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Koenigsegg engineer building modern-day Volvo P1800

2009-05-05 - Kevin Rutledge


by Jeremy Korzeniewski ( 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.

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Community Comments

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 11:56 AM - "LB"
Like the concept car but I think they should keep the fins in the back not cut them off.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 5:41 PM - "A"
I can only hope that it moves from concept to production. I want one
Thursday, May 7, 2009 7:54 AM - "C"
Yes deffinately keep the wings! Oh my god..... I think I just.... ya I need to change my shorts after seein this one.
Thursday, May 7, 2009 12:00 PM - "JP"
Absolutely stunning!! This ought to be in limited production so that some of us inclined in that way could enjoy!!
Thursday, May 7, 2009 1:17 PM - "D"
INSANE! It's absolutely beautiful.
Friday, May 8, 2009 12:31 AM - "T"
Very nice.
Friday, May 8, 2009 9:46 AM - "L"
Hey look a Volarri!
Friday, May 8, 2009 10:23 AM - "DD"
No no no ! - he just kills the 1800 spirit, cutting of the wings !!!.
Saturday, May 9, 2009 7:54 PM - "A"
it looks like a mix between an aston martin and an old ferarri without the fins..
Monday, May 11, 2009 5:01 PM - "ST"
i could print that picture off and take it with me to the bathroom!!! ;)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 9:55 AM - "KV"
I was lookin at these a while ago and thinkin how cool it would be to redo it muscle car style and sure enough hot daymn its sexy
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 12:23 PM - "G"
give me
Friday, May 15, 2009 9:07 AM - "CR"
I'll take one in saffron to match my wagon."Build it and they will come".
Monday, May 18, 2009 1:11 AM - "P"
WOW ! why dont they put these into production, haha Ide have one in seconds....
Monday, May 18, 2009 12:07 PM - "D"
wow... a new car with chrome bumpers!!! awesome concept... also check out Bo Zolland's Studebaker renderings... equally bitchin'
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 6:32 PM - "B"
Stunning Car. Love the extra wide wheels, very low slung but styling allows the wheels to be on show and not buried up inside the fenders like a low rider. Think the big car manufacturers need to note what real car people enjoy maybe they wouldn't have thousands of unsold cars in parking lots.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 6:34 PM - "B"
In addition to my previous comment. I should really ask. How do i get to work for this guy, & build these things??
Friday, May 22, 2009 11:33 AM - "W"
I have a cherry, '70 P-1800 all original sitting in my basement that I'd be happy to relinquish as a test subject, assuming of course I get the finished product back. I'll start saving money for the anticipated increase in insurance; and you'll have to promise me the fins stay. Otherwise, whoa!
Saturday, May 23, 2009 1:07 PM - "V"
Awesome! Hope it will go into production.
Saturday, June 6, 2009 12:43 AM - "CB"
I can't wait to see this sexy p1800 rebirth car to modern touches.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:07 PM - "S"
Wow, I cant believe how gorgeous these cars are. Absolutely stunning...It really goes to show that with a good eye, the right amount of cash, and patience you can really bring the true beauty out in these cars. I'm not sure if i would want to drive it or just sit and stare at it.

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