Cyan Racing, formerly Polestar, has released the first video of the 528hp Lynk & Co 03 Cyan concept road car undergoing testing in Spain.
The engine development of Cyan Racing is headed by the same team that produced engines such as the 2017 World Championship-winning 1.6-liter Volvo engine and the award-winning V8 Volvo engine for the Australian V8 Supercars program of Cyan Racing.
“This car is a development platform for future production performance road cars based on Lynk & Co technology,” said Henrik Fries, head of automotive R&D at Cyan Racing.
“We have done this journey before with the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar in combination with our previous motorsport program with Volvo Cars and Polestar. To build a road car based on the Lynk & Co 03 World Touring Car Cup race car is an exciting and important step forward for our future programs.”
The Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept is Cyan Racing’s interpretation of a race car for the road, utilizing the same technology as the Lynk & Co 03 TCR race cars that Cyan Racing will compete with in the 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup. It is equipped with a 528hp two-liter turbocharged Lynk & Co engine, the same base engine as used in the Lynk & Co 03 production road car.
“While this concept might be a bit extreme, we have learned that to explore the true characteristics of a car you need to push it to its maximum and that is just what we are doing right now with this car,” said Thed Björk, racing and development driver for Cyan Racing.
“We strive to find the optimal balance between responsiveness and performance in combination with predictable, balanced and safe behaviour. This is the same base philosophy as when we develop race cars. I love driving this car as much as my race car.”
Next up in the development process of the Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept road car is to join the race team in pre-season testing.