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Published on August 29th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro


Volvo Concept Coupe A Hybrid Reflection Of The P1800

volvo-concept-coupe-featureWhile Swedish automaker Volvo is known mostly for safety and station wagons, once upon a time it built one of the cleanest coupes of any car company; the P1800. With Volvo now under Chinese control, I wasn’t sure what direction the design would take, but the new Volvo Concept Coupe is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous tribute to the P1800, and it’s a hybrid to boot.

Just take a minute to reflect on the simple, minimalist look of the Volvo Concept Coupe, a car that seems to almost blend into itself despite subtle fender flares and enormous LED headlights. It looks rather like a production car, and Volvo’s designers say that it is built on the company’s latest chassis architecture; that means this concept could very easily become a production car as-is (though it would probably undergo a few changes here or there).

This also extends to the Concept Coupe’s drivetrain, which uses one of Volvo’s new super-and-turbocharged Drive-E four-cylinder engines, which drives the front wheels. Meanwhile, an electric motor on the rear axle delivers all-wheel drive and enough extra power for a combined output of 400 horsepower and 442 ft-lbs of torque.

Sexy. Powerful. Swedish. Hybrid. It’s like a dream come true for green car fans. Sure, it only has room for two, and Volvo makes no mention of fuel economy, but so what? I want this car to go into production for all the reasons stated above.

Source: Volvo

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Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs. When he isn't wrenching or writing, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.

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