The Lynk & Co Thread

FiestaST

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Time for a new thread about Lynk & Co. They've got big plans. In case you don't know who they are:

"Lynk & Co is a Chinese-Swedish automotive brand owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. Founded in 2016, its cars will be positioned between those of the Geely brand and Swedish brand Volvo, which was purchased by Geely in 2010. The focus of the brand is on internet connectivity and innovative purchasing models in certain markets, targeting the young professional demographic."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynk_&_Co

Lynk Co 01

Lynk & Co confirmed that its latest 01 model update was developed by the participation and response of current Lynk & Co users.

Staying true to its foundations of being open and challenging, Lynk & Co continues to have an open dialogue with like-minded consumers globally. This consumer centric approach is an ever evolving part of the global mobility brand as it paves the way towards Europe.

Thanks to its bold customer-oriented focus, the Lynk & Co 01 now comes with a raft of new updates. Ten new features, from ergonomic amendments like an adjustable centre console armrest, to altering the look by modifying the lower front grille, are all part of a collaborative effort between consumer and brand. The 01 model update is engineered from feedback of over 110,000 users allowing Lynk & Co to adapt and create a refreshed solution

https://www.netcarshow.com/lynk_co/2019-01_update/

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First heard of them watching race 1 of the world touring car champs this year. They certainly are making waves
 

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Lynk&Co 01 PHEV 2019 review

Should I buy one?

Although Lynk&Co's conventional models are selling well in China, alongside the 01 PHEV, the brand will be electrified-only in Europe. Firstly with the 01 PHEV, which will be launched in some markets next year, then shortly afterwards with an electric model based on Geely's new, EV-specific PMA architecture.

We still have some significant unanswered questions about Lynk&Co's plans for what will primarily be a subscription-based distribution model in Europe, but the brand's products continue to impress.

Lynk&Co 01 PHEV specification

Where Hangzhou, China Price RMB 262,800 (£29,755) before subsidies On sale Now (China), 2020 (Europe) Engine 3-cylinder, 1477cc, turbocharged, petrol, plus electric motor Power 257bhp (combined) Torque 195lb ft at 4000rpm (engine), 118lb ft (motor) Gearbox 7-spd dual-clutch automatic Kerb weight 1769kg Top speed 130mph 0-62mph 7.3sec Fuel economy tbc (WLTP) CO2 tbc (WLTP) Rivals Mini Countryman S E, Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine, Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/lynk-co/01/first-drives/lynkco-01-phev-2019-review

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Lynk&Co 03 Cyan Concept is fastest four-door at Nurburgring

Lynk&Co’s road-legal version of World Touring Car racer beats Jaguar XE SV Project 8 – albeit in concept guise

World Touring Car team Cyan Racing claims to have broken the front-wheel-drive and four-door lap records at the Nürburgring with its Lynk&Co 03 Cyan Concept.

A lap time of 7min 20.143sec marks a three-second improvement over Jaguar’s limited-run XE SV Project 8, which broke its own four-door record just last month. However, that car was in full production guise, while Cyan’s model remains a “mass production-based” concept for now.

The previous fastest front-wheel-drive record was held by the Renault Mégane RS Trophy R, which set a time of 7min 40.1sec ahead of its launch earlier this year.

The 03 Cyan Concept is a road-legal reworking of Geely-owned Lynk&Co’s World Touring Car (WTCR) racer, and is being tested as part of a development programme for what the company calls “an extended performance offer”.

The record-setting car was powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 521bhp and 372lb ft, but it is not clear if this powertrain will reach any kind of production beyond racing.

The 03 Cyan Concept is claimed to accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.4sec and on to a top speed of 193mph. Its claimed average speed around the circuit was 106mph.

Like the touring car on which it is based, it features a prominent front splitter, wide wheel arches, carbonfibre side skirts and a large rear wing.


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Lynk&Co 03 Cyan Concept Sets Fastest Four-Door And FWD Time At Nürburgring

When you think of fast four-doors, you would probably think of the BMW M5 Competition or Mercedes-AMG E63 S but World Touring Car team Cyan Racing claims to be the quickest with its Lynk&Co 03 Cyan Concept.

The car managed to lap the Nürburgring in 7:20.143 which is a 3-second improvement over the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 lap record. However, the Jag was in full production guise while this model is still a “mass production-based” concept.

The other impressive aspect is that the car is front-wheel drive which means it is the fastest FWD car to lap the ‘Ring too. The previous fastest front-wheel-drive record was held by the Renault Mégane RS Trophy R, which set a time of 7:40.1 ahead of its launch earlier this year.

The Lynk&Co 03 Cyan Concept packs a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing a whopping 521 hp (388 kW) and 504 Nm of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes just 4.4 seconds and it will run to a top speed of 310 km/h.


 
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