Effectively, the car you see here started off as the Lynk & Co 03 — a Chinese-market sedan that utilizes Volvo’s Compact Modular Platform. Then, it was turned into a World Touring Car by Cyan Racing, the high-performance tuning firm formerly known as Polestar (that name is now attached to Volvo’s high-performance all-electric offshoot brand). Now, Cyan Racing has taken that World Touring car and toned it down just enough so it can drive on the street.
This means a searing blue color and a big wing, and a monster 528 horsepower pumping out of the Volvo turbo-4. Shockingly, all those horses are sent to the front wheels. There are 285/30R 20 tires up front and a multi-plate limited-slip differential present to help handle all that grunt (including nearly 372 pound-feet of torque), but it’s hard to imagine how it wouldn’t have catastrophic torque steer.
The transmission is a six-speed sequential unit with steering wheel paddle shifters and 60-millisecond shift times. Cyan Racing says it will hit 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and 124 mph in 10 seconds. From 62 mph the car will come to a complete stop in less than 100 feet, while lateral acceleration is pegged at an eye-balled squashing 1.5 G. The suspension features adjustable Öhlins dampers, as befits the occasion.
This is still a concept, so it’s not like you can go out an buy one — even in China. But Cyan Racing is at least here to remind us all that the Volvo/Geely family of car companies can still exceed that 112-mph limit if it wants to.