Koenigsegg engineer builds a new Volvo P1800

Koenigsegg engineer builds a new Volvo P1800

Vox Volvo P1800 fq

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 show to unveil a custom 1967 Volvo Amazon that was once voted “Sweden’s Hottest Volvo.” Vöcks’ latest creation is 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 Swedish design firm Vizualtech, Vöcks has added a few modifications to bring the shapely Swedish beauty up to modern standards. Aerodynamics are improved through a rear diffuser, flat underbody tray and a front fascia that’s been smoothed out and extended by 70mm. Powering the bespoke beast is a 4.4-litre V8 borrowed from a new Volvo XC90 SUV it’s turbocharged and puts its 600 horsepower through a six-speed manual transmission to the back wheels.

Apparently this custom Volvo is expected to enter small-scale production at an unspecified date in the future.

Vox Volvo P1800 fq

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 show to unveil a custom 1967 Volvo Amazon that was once voted “Sweden’s Hottest Volvo.” Vöcks’ latest creation is 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 Swedish design firm Vizualtech, Vöcks has added a few modifications to bring the shapely Swedish beauty up to modern standards. Aerodynamics are improved through a rear diffuser, flat underbody tray and a front fascia that’s been smoothed out and extended by 70mm. Powering the bespoke beast is a 4.4-litre V8 borrowed from a new Volvo XC90 SUV it’s turbocharged and puts its 600 horsepower through a six-speed manual transmission to the back wheels.

Apparently this custom Volvo is expected to enter small-scale production at an unspecified date in the future.

« | »

Let us know what you think

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Road Tests

Silver Sponsors

Car and SUV Team

Richard-Edwards-2016Richard Edwards

Managing editor

linkedinphotoDarren Cottingham

Motoring writer

robertbarry-headRobert Barry

Chief reporter

Ian-Ferguson-6Ian Ferguson

Advertising Consultant

debDeborah Baxter

Operations Manager

RSS Latest News from Autotalk

RSS Latest News from Dieseltalk

Read previous post:
Lamborghini Toro tractor concept

Lamborghini, unlike many other carmakers isn't too proud of its early history, largely because Lamborghini's roots are actually in agriculture....

Close