Watch Lynk & Co’s 03 2019 TCR Racer Take To The Track

Prior to its debut during the 2019 FIA WTCR season, the new Lynk & Co 03 TCR racer has been put through its paces with Thed Björk behind the wheel.

The 03 TCR comes from Volvo, Chinese mobility company Lynk & Co, and motorsport partner Cyan Racing. As the racer’s name implies, it is based around the 03 sedan that has been transformed into World Touring Car Cup specification and will take the place of the Volvo S60.

A quick glance at the 03 TCR reveals a multitude of upgrades that distinguish it from the road car.

For starters, it is painted bright blue, just like other cars from Cyan Racing. Additionally, there’s a wide bodykit with flared front and rear wheel arches, centerlock wheels, custom air intakes, and a big swan neck rear wing.

Whereas the road car is sold with a turbo’d 148 hp 1.5-liter three-cylinder, a 187 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and soon, a 1.5-liter plug-in hybrid, the Lynk & Co 03 TCR has a beefed-up powertrain that produces 350 hp, 309 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque and revs to 6200 rpm.

After testing the car last month, Björk said that the racer is shaping up to be very competitive.

“The feeling to turn the first laps of an all-new race car is fantastic and I must say the Lynk & Co 03 TCR has lived up to my expectations.

“Geely Group Motorsport has done a great job of development so far and we can’t wait to get going as we no doubt are facing one of the toughest seasons in the history of touring car racing in 2019.”

 

  • Smith

    Lynk & Co. body on a Volvo S60 chassis, as true for production as it is for racing. Nothing new, just another line extension for Geely. So much for all the hype about a new type of car company, Lynk & Co. is just another name on a chassis sharing project.

    • KareKakk

      Where have you been for the last eighty years or so?

      • Marty

        Yes, at least they are creating different user experiences, not just changing the stickers in the front (looking at you, GM).

  • jason wu

    I am hoping this car company can bring Toyota 86’s performance for around $20k.

  • Can’t wait to see this car on TCR competition all over the world, also didn’t they promise road going version of their TCR car as well?

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