Now, it's been easy to make jokes about Geely-owned Chinese car startupbecause it has a dumb name and its cars are a little odd-looking, but it's been able to use its to do something incredible.
The company announced on Friday that it had used Jaguar's and the fastest front-wheel drive record from Renault.-- a front-wheel-drive four-door sedan -- to set a lap time around the Nurburgring Nordschleife of just 7 minutes 20.143 seconds, thereby snagging the record for fastest four-door car from the jaws of
If that sounds totally nutty, and in defiance of all the laws of physics, we'd agree. The03 Cyan produces 528 horsepower from its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and sends all that power through a six-speed sequential transaxle and out to the front wheels only. That all amounts to fairly major demands on the poor, tortured front tires on the 03.
We're not sure what kind of weird, dark Lovecraftian witchery that the front axle of the 03 Cyan is using, or what kind of longevity the engine will have while under that much stress, but we know we want to have a go in it.
The record(s)-setting lap was done by Swedish driver Thed Björk (no, not that Björk) who is best-known for clinching the 2017 World Touring Car Championship as well as the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship for three years running.