Volvo P1800 – a classic sports car manufactured by Volvo. Work on the car was launched in 1957 to catch up on the sports car market due to a failed model of the Volvo P1900, which sold only 68 units.
Supervisor of the new project was Helmer Petterson, who in the 40s was responsible for the Volvo PV444. Auto made his son Pelle Petterson. In 1962, the film Holy P1800 sat behind the wheel of the film’s hero Simon Templar. Total production of the 1800 from 1961 to 1973 amounted to 47 492 units. The production was completed in 1973.
Volvo P1800 was equipped with in-line four-cylinder B18 1.8 liter (1778cc) and 100hp (75 kW), produced by the company Volvo and Volvo models mounted PV544, Volvo 120 (Amazon) and the Volvo 140 As the production of refined engines, using, inter alia, B18 and B20 engines. After moving production to Gothenburg began to streamline the drive unit. The highest power, as much as 130hp, reached B20E engine with a capacity of 2000 cm ³.
The highest speed reached is about 190km/h and acceleration 0-100km was 9.5 s
Irv Gordon driven (by 2013) to their purchased in 1966 Volvo P1800S 000 000 over 3 miles (4.8 million kilometers). This is the official world record for distance traveled of one car.