The V8 Speedster from Swedish company Caresto is powered by
a mid-mounted 4.4 litre ethanol-fueled Volvo V8 developing 340
horsepower @ 5850 rpm.
The Caresto V8 Speedster was designed and built by ex-Volvo
designer Leif Tufvesson, and his friend and designer Per Gyllenspetz.
Leif also created the Volvo T6 Roadster shown at the
2005 SEMA show on the Volvo stand. The T6 was also awarded "Hot
Rod of The Year" by Hot Rod Magazine.
The Caresto V8 Speedster features a custom fabricated tubular
steel frame, hand crafted aluminium body, carbon composite hard
top roof, fully independent front and rear suspension with Ohlins
shock absorbers, 4-piston Brembo brake calipers and ventilated
discs. One unique feature of the Caresto V8 Speedster is a sensor
in the engine compartment which can tell when the temperature
is getting a little hot and automatically open the rear hatch
to allow cooling air to enter.
For the interior Caresto has trimmed the V8 Speedster in the
finest Scottish leather. Caresto aim to produce and sell a minimum
of six V8 Speedsters around the world, each tailored to the
individual buyers tastes.