Cyan Racing breaks two Nürburgring records with Lynk & Co 03

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Cyan Racing has broken two Nürburgring lap records during development of the Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept, making it the fastest four-door car and the fastest front-wheel-driven car in the world around the 21km (13 mile) Nordschleife circuit.

This also marks the first time that a Chinese manufacturer has claimed a record on the German circuit with a mass production-based car.

This also marks the first time that a Chinese manufacturer has claimed a record on the German circuit with a mass production-based car.

The 528hp Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 20.143 seconds, averaging 170.4km/h (105.9mph), with Thed Björk, the 2017 World Champion of touring car racing, behind the wheel.

“We continued our development of the car in torrential rain and scorching sunshine on the most fearsome circuit in the world,” said Thed Björk, driver in the WTCR for Lynk & Co Cyan Racing.

“While our main purpose for the many laps on the Nürburgring Nordschleife is development, the records that we broke are a true testament to the potential and capabilities of the Lynk & Co platform, as well as our engineering philosophy from more than two decades of motorsport and road car performance.”

Development of the Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept will continue throughout the rest of 2019, with the team turning attention to winter testing in the north of Sweden.

The 7:20.143 lap record was set using the full 20,832km circuit layout as per the official Nürburgring standard and not the shorter 20,600km version as often used by other manufacturers. The Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept lapped the shorter version of the circuit in 7:15.123.

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