Monday, August 26, 2019

This Chinese Car Just Broke 2 Records at the Nürburgring Nordschleife (w/ Video)


The Chinese have successfully conquered the challenging Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit with Lynk & Co successfully smashing two standing records. The Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept lapped the famed racing circuit in 7 minutes 20.143 seconds, averaging 170.4 km/h.

Technically a Chinese car underpinned by Swedish technology and tuned by the Swedes, the 528 horsepower Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept nonetheless flew the Chinese flag there, breaking the lap records set previously by the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 (four-door cars) and Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R (front-wheel drive cars).


The 7:20.143 lap record was set using the full 20.832-kilometer circuit layout as per the official Nürburgring standard and not the shorter 20.600-kilometer version as often used by other manufacturers. The Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept lapped the shorter version of the circuit in 7:15.123.

The race engineers and drivers of Cyan Racing (formerly Polestar Racing), the official motorsport partner to Geely Group Motorsport, have developed the Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept as a road car version of the race car run by the team in the World Touring Car Cup (WTCR).


The road car is developed by largely the same team that developed the previous concept cars of Cyan Racing, the 450-hp Volvo C30 Concept and the 508-hp Volvo S60 Concept.

Lynk & Co and Cyan Racing won’t stop there. Development will continue throughout the last part of 2019 with the team turning attention to winter testing in the north of Sweden as part of creating a performance car for all roads, all seasons, and all conditions.


Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept Technical Specifications
  • Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder
  • Maximum Power: 528 horsepower @ 7,800 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 504 Nm @ 4,500-7,000 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic with paddle shifter, front-wheel drive
  • 0-100 km/h: 4.4 seconds
  • 0-200 km/h: 10 seconds
  • 100-0 km/h: 30 meters
  • Top speed: 310 km/h
  • Wheels: 20-inch forged Cyan wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 285/30R20 front and rear
  • Suspension: Öhlins adjustable dampers
  • Front Brakes: 6-piston calipers with 378 mm ventilated discs front
  • Rear Brakes: 2-piston calipers with 290 mm ventilated discs rear

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