Citroen DS4 Racing Concept unveiled before the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 24, 2012

Citroën is set to unveil the DS4 Racing -- a new concept for its DS range -- at the Geneva Motor Show. The engineers of Citroën Racing have brought their experience in the WRC into the Citroën DS4, adding their unique contribution to develop the new concept.The DS4 Racing concept utilizes new carbon fiber components such as a front splitter, wheel arch extensions and air diffuser.

The Citroën Racing-developed 1.6-liter turbo petrol engine delivers a maximum of 256bhp (or 160bhp per liter). This is a record figure for a Citroën series production vehicle. In addition, the CO2 emissions level for this concept is only 155g/km.

The engineers of Citroën Racing have adjusted the running gear and chassis with the highest precision. The track widened by 75mm at the back and by 55mm at the front. The chassis has been lowered by 35mm.

The braking system features fixed four-piston calipers at the front and comes with special 380mm-diameter discs. The concept also comes with 235/40 tires and diameter 19-inch wheels.

The DS4 Racing concept boasts of a textured-effect matt grey paint, which further enhance the lines of the automobile when light shines upon it. The color is modern and stylish; thus, it is perfect for a sports vehicle. Other exterior enhancements are the two-tone wheels with a special DS4 Racing design and a two-tone roof.

Press Release

Citroen DS4 Racing Concept

Citroën has sold more than 180,000 DS line models worldwide since launch. The adventure continues at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show with the reveal of the Citroën DS4 Racing Concept. As with the DS3 Racing, the engineers at Citroën Racing and the styling team have firmly stamped the DS4 with the image of the Brand's racing department.

Making its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Citroën DS4 Racing Concept features "100% Racing" attributes. The chassis is 35 mm lower than the regular model and track is 55 mm wider at the front and 75 mm wider at the back. The concept car also sports an air diffuser, a front bumper panel, a lower-body belt line and wing extensions. Citroën Racing has tweaked the 1.6-litre turbo engine to develop 256 bhp, or 160 bhp per litre - a record for a series-production car. This spectacular performance comes hand in hand with controlled CO2 emissions of 155 g/km.

Citroën Racing engineers have also redeveloped the running gear with the utmost precision. The concept car is equipped with four-pot, fixed calliper brakes at the front, with special discs widened to 380 mm in diameter, and shod with larger, 19-inch wheels (235/40).

Another stand-out feature of the Citroën DS4 Racing Concept is its matte grey, textured-effect paint - a first in the automotive sector. The grain of the paint catches the light differently and further enhances the body styling, while the colour is sober, modern and robust and ideally suited to a sports car. To refine the exterior aesthetic, the concept car gets a two-tone roof and specially-designed, twotone wheel rims.

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