Chinese manufacturer Geely has revealed a performance saloon car concept inspired by the Lynk & Co 03 Touring Car
Geely has announced a performance saloon concept based on the Lynk & Co 03. The 03 Cyan Concept has been built in collaboration with Cyan Racing, the company formerly known as Polestar, which was famous for tuning cars from Volvo, Lynk & Co’s sister brand. The performance model is inspired by the firm’s 03 TCR touring car racer, and it previews how future fast cars from Lynk & Co could look.
Developed by the same engineers responsible for the Volvo C30 Polestar, the Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which produces a staggering 521bhp and 504Nm of torque. A six-speed sequential gearbox is fitted, but all that power only goes to the front wheels. However, a limited-slip differential has been fitted to boost traction.
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Thanks to a relatively low kerbweight of 1,287kg, Lynk & Co claims that the Cyan Concept has a 0-62mph time of 4.4 seconds, a 0-124mph time of 10 seconds and a top speed of 192mph. More impressively, the firm claims that the car can generate maximum cornering forces of up to 1.5G.
Revisions over the standard Lynk & Co 03 include a unique set of 20-inch alloy wheels, a wider track, an aerodynamically-functional bodykit with plenty of carbon fibre thrown in, a huge rear wing, bespoke dampers from Swedish suspension expert Ohlins, a performance exhaust and large ventilated disc brakes with six-piston calipers up front. And of course, the car is finished in Cyan Racing Blue, the company’s signature colour.
The 03 Cyan Concept is currently undergoing testing in Spain. It will join the Cyan Racing team’s 03 TCR racer for further track-based development ahead of the 2019 FIA World Touring Car Championship, which starts this April.
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