Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Citroën DS3 Cabrio Racing

Citroën  has chosen the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the annual meeting of  historic racing cars, to  reveal its new concept  car : Citroën DS3  Cabrio Racing, a nod  at Citroën’s  involvement  in  the  WRC.  The  concept  car’s next appearance will be at the Frankfurt Motor  Show.

Between 12 and 14 July 2013, a unique concept car — the Citroën DS3 Cabrio Racing — will be  on  show in  Sussex at the  Goodwood  Festival of Speed, Britain’s emblematic motor  sports meeting.

The new concept car combines the best of the Citroën DS3  Racing with all the sophistication of the DS3 Cabrio.

This is a choice that makes sense since the Citroën DS3  Cabrio is not only easy to customise, it also features optimised architecture (weighing in at just 25 kg more than the hatchback), for an exceptionally lively and agile performance, as demonstrated by Sébastien Loeb himself at Col du Corbier in the French Alps a few weeks ago. (See the YouTube  link at the end of this release.)

The Citroën DS3 Cabrio Racing makes a spectacular first impression, with its extreme customisation  and  sporting  appeal.  Moondark  mat  textured  grey paintwork is allied  with gloss black 19” wheels, and Black Chrome  inserts on the handles, boot trim and door mirrors.

The concept is DS through and through, with bold identity statements such as the DS pattern — featured     in  gloss  weave on  the  black  canvas  roof  with  its  high-tech  carbon-fibre  look  and engraved on  the door mirror housings — and the Carmin coloured brake callipers, wheel hubs, doors with the wide side strips, and parts of the lettering and badge.

Citroën  Racing know-how also takes centre  stage, with special running  gear, brakes and carbon kit. And the car maintains the performance of the Racing version, with a 1.6 litre engine developing 202 bhp.

On  board,  the Citroën DS3  Cabrio  Racing combines  performance  and  elegance  with  bucket seats featuring  a new take on the DS watch strap design in three types of fabric (Napa full-grain leather, DS-embossed leather and Alcantara) interpretation  of DS watchstrap upholstery on  the bucket  seats,  and  special DS  pearl  top-stitching,  featured  in  Carmin  for  the  first time  on  the seats,  dashboard  and  gearshift.  Carmin  also  appears  on  the  seat  housings  and  dashboard, echoing the door side strips.

The Citroën DS3  Cabrio Racing concept car mindset extends through  a line of lifestyle products including  a child seat in three-material watchstrap-design leather upholstery, coordinated  with the other seats, and helmets in the car body colours.

Citroën’s new concept car is an expression of custom-built excellence, radical choices and sophistication in every detail. A convertible DS3 with the performance and sporting looks of a car tuned by Citroën Racing.

The car will be on show at the 65th Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Images : Citroën DS3 Cabrio Racing

[Source : CITROEN]



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