Lynk & Co 05+ Packs A 265 HP 2.0 Turbo And Lots Of Extra Bodywork

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The Lynk & Co 05+ is a new performance SUV-coupe for China. Two brand new light green examples were rolled out for a photo shoot, note the camera equipment in the background, on the right. The 05+ definitely looks the business, with a full-on body kit, big wheels, and big brakes.

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Lynk & Co also released new promo pictures, likely made at that very location we saw on the first photo. The 05+ is powered by a 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a maximum power of 265 horsepower and a peak torque of 380 Nm.

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The engine is derived from a Volvo unit but manufactured locally at Zhejiang Geely Powertrain. The engine’s designation is JLH-4G20TDH. Transmission is an Aisin 8-speed automated manual, sending horses to all four wheels. Top speed is 230 kilometers per hour.

The Lynk & Co 05+ is the most powerful petrol version of the 05 SUV-coupe so far. It sure needs the extra power as it has to carry a whole load of extra bodywork. Curb weight is a hefty 1798 kilo. It has extra wings/winglets/spoilers at the front, at each side of the front bumper, of the rear bumper, on the side skirts, and most notably a large front splitter and an even larger rear spoiler. It also has twin-twin exhaust pipes. The super cool simple five-spoke alloys on this white car are sadly not for production.

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These are the alloys for the production cars. Customers can spec base steel or ventilated steel brakes. The brake caliper is branded Lynk & Co, except on the alloy on the far right, which is likely the cheap-ass choice.

The dual tone paint job is very stylish and the alloys look great. A car like the 05+ could be a hell of an image maker for new markets outside of China. But, sadly, the 05+ is likely to be a China-only car. This has to do with image. Outside of China, especially in Europe, Lynk & Co is marketed as a responsible/green/hipster/share/sharing kind of brand, with only mildly powerful HEVs and PHEVs on offer. A beastly 265 hp turbo doesn’t fit in that line of marketing image making.

The carbon fiber bits are apparently real carbon fiber, which is cool for a car in this segment. The Lynk & Co 05+ will hit the Chinese auto market sometime next month, priced around 270.000 yuan ($41.800).

The black + badge on the back. There is another + on the C-pillar.

The earlier leaked images, with a very nice white example with yellow-green calipers and ventilated discs. I really like these alloys. They look very racy. Hopefully Lynk & Co will offer them as an option one day.


Great ass, speedy and all, but you got to go to China to see it.

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