The 03 Cyan does 0-62 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds, and has a top speed of 192 mph. Interestingly enough, it does that with a small engine — a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4. It puts out a peak 528 horsepower at 7,800 rpm, and 371 pound-feet of torque from 4,500 to 7,000 rpm. That power is put to the front wheels via a paddle-shifted, six-speed sequential gearbox. “Although the Lynk & Co engine in the concept car is relatively small in relation to the power output, its design allows us to achieve both plenty of power and low-rev responsiveness,” said Mattias Evensson, Cyan Racing’s head of engine development.
And while this is just a concept, we could see some of elements of this program trickle down in to future products. “This car is a development platform for future production performance road cars based on Lynk & Co technology,” according to Cyan Racing R&D boss Henrik Fries. While the 03 is for the Chinese market, Lynk & Co does have its designs on the U.S., as well.
Along with the engine tuning and sequential gearbox, the 03 Cyan Concept gets a number of other performance features to ensure it handles properly at speed. It has a multi-plate limited-slip differential, Öhlins adjustable dampers, 20-inch Cyan wheels and ventilated disc brakes, with six-piston calipers up front and two-piston in the rear. In addition to its 4.4-second 0-62 time, it’ll do 0-124 in 10 seconds, and 62-0 in 98 feet. It can also pull up to 1.5 lateral g in a corner. Watch it go in the video above.