Ultra-limited 2014 Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing now in the UK

Article by Andrew Christian, on March 27, 2014

The ultra-limited Citroën DS3 Cabrio Racing is now available in the United Kingdom. Only 10 DS3 Cabrio Racings can be acquired by potential customers in the UK, a chunk from the only 100 examples produced by Citroen. A DS3 Cabrio Racing starts at £29,305.

Citroën Racing used its experience in their DS3 WRC and DS3 Racing projects, resulting to a limited edition DS3 Cabrio that marries sporting performance, dynamic styling and the pleasure of top-down driving. It is powered by a 207hp four-cylinder 1.6-liter THP engine that provides 30 percent more power and 15 percent more torque than the standard THP 155 unit.

The engine allows the DS3 Cabrio Racing to accelerate from zero to 62mph in just 6.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 145mph. The DS3 Cabrio Racing features a unique look thanks to sports detailing and a dynamic color scheme, with hints of carbon fiber. The car features Moondark Matte Grey body colour, Black fabric roof and 18-inch Brilliant Black ‘Nemesis’ sports alloy wheels. It also carries Brilliant Red DS logo center caps and red painted brake calipers.

Each of its doors also features a Brilliant Red vertical stripe. The color scheme is also implemented inside and is well-complemented by Alcantara-trimmed and embossed Citroën Racing seats that features Brilliant Red stitching and headrest inserts. It Moondark Grey dashboard also features a Brilliant Red vertical stripe. The DS3 Cabrio Racing will don a numbered plaque placed in front of the gear lever, underlining the model’s limited edition status.

DS3 Cabrio Racing is based on the top level specification DSport trim, which features LED daytime running lights, automatic digital air conditioning and rear parking sensors. It also sports the eMyWay Signature pack that features an RDS stereo radio/MP3 compatible CD player with steering mounted controls and Bluetooth system with USB socket and eight-speaker HiFi system.

Press Release

Citroen Launches Limited Edition DS3 Cabrio Racing

After turning heads at the Goodwood Festival and the Frankfurt Motor Show in concept car form, the CITROËN DS3 Cabrio Racing is hitting the road in production model guise. The limited edition, numbered model willbe available to order starting in January 2014. This edition, directly inspired by the concept-car DS3 Cabrio Racing, combines all the qualities of the CITROËN DS3 Racing with the pleasure of open-top driving provided by the DS3 Cabrio.

A coherent combination, as the CITROËN DS3 Cabrio has adopted a streamlined architecture (only 25 kg heavier than the hatchback version), which means the car boasts responsive, agile handling. From the very first look, the CITROËN DS3 Cabrio Racing immerses the onlooker in a world of ultra-customisation and athleticism. Sporting the same distinctive design features as the CITROËN DS3 Cabrio, this model also comes with resolutely Racing attributes such as the chrome-finish, twin exhaust pipes and the genuine carbon finish deployed on numerous bodywork components (air diffuser, a semi-rigid splitter in the front bumper, wraparound body stills, wing flares, etc.).

The CITROËN DS3 Cabrio Racing is available with an all-new body colour, matte Moondark grey, combined with a black roof and gloss black 18-inch Nemesis wheel rims. The Carmin red paint specific to the DS line is used on the wheel centres along with the DS logo, and on the doors in a wide side strip that further underscores the sporty feel. The cabin has also been given a very specific treatment. For example, the exclusive, matt-finish Moondust Grey bodywork colour is also used on the upper dash and on many interior trim items such as the central console of the instrument panel. The steering wheel inserts and the fascia panel cap are finished with a carbon fibre effect.

Lastly, the dashboard also features the Crimson Red colour used on the vertical strip on the door interiors. The exclusive nature of the CITROËN DS3 Cabrio Racing is clearly displayed with the CITROËN Racing signature on the headrest of the front seats and a numbered identification plaque located on the base of the gearshift lever. Performance lies at the core of the CITROËN DS3 Cabrio Racing. Its 207 bhp, 1.6-litre engine, developed by CITROËN Racing, benefits from the expertise of the eight-time World Rally Championship-winning team.

The CITROËN DS3 Cabrio Racing is a bespoke vehicle, with bold design choices and refinement down to the last detail, a top-down DS3 with the performance and athletic looks of a CITROËN Racing model. Orders for the CITROËN DS3 Cabrio Racing open on 2 January 2014. The first people to order will be able to take to the road in the limited edition model from the end of January.

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