Here is a Chinese import that takes Euro localisation seriously! A C-segment sedan thoroughly upgraded to full race spec. A machine that embraces Euro dimensions and design while also appreciating the massive interest in all forms of racing. Making RenaultSport’s latest machines fast on track becomes a religion in itself for many. So here is a Lynk 03 sedan tuned to the max, and ready to attack!
Like the bumper-bashing old Volvo 850R wagons battling Alfa 164’s of the BTCC!
This machine is bonkers powerful at 528HP from a 2.0-liter four — all to the front wheels. To say its handling tune will need to be flawless is an understatement. Without the massive paws and race multi-plate limited-slip differential there would be no hope of putting that power down effectively. Luckily one is fitted.
Cyan Racing prepped this machine and will see track time soon in WTCR! Cyan is known for tuning up Volvos so they are certainly well-versed in making front-drive insanely rapid. Check out this machine from all sides with the specs below in the official release.
2019 Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept
The 528-hp Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept has hit the road for the very first time. Cyan Racing’s race engineers and drivers have developed a road car version of the World Touring Car Cup race car. It is the latest performance road car concept from Cyan Racing, formerly named Polestar, following the Volvo C30 Concept and Volvo S60 Concept.
“This is a natural step for us together with Lynk & Co. To build a road version of a race car is a great way to learn more about a car and its characteristics,” said Christian Dahl, founder and owner of Cyan Racing.
“This is a performance concept but it might also be a first step towards a performance offer for Lynk & Co customers were we bring what we learn on the track to the road.”
Cyan Racing, the official motorsport partner to Geely Group Motorsport, will enter the 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup in 2019 with four Lynk & Co 03 TCR race cars for drivers Thed Björk, Yvan Muller, Andy Priaulx and Yann Ehrlacher under the Lynk & Co Cyan Racing banner.
The Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept road car has been developed by largely the same team that developed the previous concept cars of the company, the 450-hp C30 Concept and the 508-hp S60 Concept.
“Our engineering philosophy has always been to build cars for all conditions,” said Henrik Fries, Head of Automotive R&D at Cyan Racing.
“A championship winning race car must never surprise its driver. It stays balanced no matter the circuit or weather. Building the Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept road car is no exception. We strive to make it perform on all roads, all seasons and in all conditions.”
The development of the concept car is currently underway on the roads in Spain, also joining the race team in their preparation on racing circuits ahead of the WTCR season start in April.
The Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept
528hp at 7800 rpm
504Nm at 4500-7000 rpm
Max 8000 rpm
6-speed sequential gearbox
Steering wheel paddle shifts
60 ms shift time
Multi-plate limited slip differential
0-100 km/h in 4,4 sec
0-200 km/h in 10 sec
100-0 km/h in 30 meters
Top speed of 310 km/h
Max sideway g-force of 1,5G
20″ bespoke Cyan wheels
285/30R20 front and rear
Öhlins adjustable dampers
Dual circuit hydraulic system
6-piston calipers with 380 mm ventilated discs front
2-piston calipers with 278 mm ventilated discs rear
About Cyan Racing
Cyan Racing was founded in 1996 and was formerly named Polestar until Volvo Cars acquired the performance section and trademark in 2015. Cyan Racing is privately owned and operated. The team has claimed multiple titles, most recently the 2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup title team and the double 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship titles for driver and team – and participated in the development of the Polestar performance models of the Volvo S60 and V60 in the years 2013 to 2015.
About Lynk & Co
Lynk & Co is the new global urban mobility brand addressing the needs and preferences of the connected generation and challenging auto industry conventions. Its products are designed and engineered in Sweden and will be sold globally.
Tom Burkart is the founder and managing editor of Car-Revs-Daily.com, an innovative and rapidly-expanding automotive news magazine.
He holds a Journalism JBA degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Tom currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his two amazing dogs, Drake and Tank.
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