The Lynk & Co 03 Touring Car Looks Fantastic

The Lynk & Co 03 TCR might have a tiresome name, but it's a cool sedan against plenty of hatchbacks, which will be driven by three world champions and run by Cyan Racing.

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Daniel Ahlgren

Update 12/19/2018: Cyan Racing's fourth driver is 22-year-old Yann Ehrlacher.

If that name doesn't ring a bell, don't worry. Cyan Racing says that the young Frenchman made his international racing debut in the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship, only to claim one victory and three podium finishes straight away. In 2018, he finished tenth overall with two victories and three podiums. In 2019, he will have every opportunity to learn from the best, as he joins the team of Thed Björk, Yvan Muller and Andy Priaulx.

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Joakim Åström

Geely used its brand new, Chinese-Swedish Lynk & Co brand to introduce the subscription purchase model Volvo now uses, and it's no secret that its products are based on the same technology as the compact Volvo XC40. And that's good, because those Swedish engineers are not new to making safe and enjoyable cars.

Having won the 2017 WTCC title with a Volvo S60-based touring car, Geely decided to continue in TRC with Lynk & Co's sedan instead of the new S60. And to promote this soon-to-be international brand aimed at the younger generation, they already cooked up a 500 horsepower concept for the street. Plus this:

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Cyan Racing
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Cyan Racing

Weighing 2777 lbs. to comply with the rules, the Lynk & Co 03 TCR produces 350 horsepower and 310 lb ft, with the turbo engine's redline being at 6800rpm. A fast sedan is always worth celebrating, especially knowing that the only other two homologated for TCR cars for the moment are the .

Cyan Racing's 2019 offensive with the Lynk & Co 03 TCR will be no joke. Their list of drivers starts with 2017 World Champion Thed Björk, and continues with four-time World Champion Yvan Muller and three-time World Champion Andy Priaulx.

Yes, this four-door will be in for the kill.

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