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Volvo P1800 news - Return of The Saint - 2009

‘Tis the season for retro redesigns. Last week we showed you Arturo Alonso’s stunning Merc SL, and today it’s the turn of Mattias Vocks to dream up a gorgeous reworking of the Volvo P1800.

Vocks is a Koenigsegg engineer by day, but in his spare hours creates modified, retro-modern Volvos. This time he’s turned his attentions to the P1800 – the car driven by Roger Moore in The Saint, if you’re thinking it looks slightly familiar – with the help of Swedish design firm Vizualtech.

OK, it’s only a rendering at this stage, but it’s a good looking rendering, isn’t it? We like those skinny pillars and chromed front end, though we might change the wheels for something a little more classic.

Vocks is keen to put the P1800 into limited production, though, armed with a 4.4-litre V8 nicked from a Volvo XC90 and a big turbocharger to put out around 600bhp through the rear wheels.

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