Volvo LCP2000

Volvo LCP2000 -

The Volvo LCP2000 (Light Component Prototype) was a concept car built by Volvo in 1983.

It was a project which comprised many engine options for the testing of different fuel types. In this project Volvo experimented with light weight materials to build the engine, such as aluminium, magnesium and plastics.

It was designed to have a very low weight and use many components in aluminium, plastic and even a magnesium engine block. The engines were Turbocharged diesels, although one of the types was designed to burn other fuels, such as rapeseed oil (biodiesel).