Citroen released first images of C-Elysee WTCC

Article by Anita Panait, on July 25, 2013

Citroen has released the first images of the model that it would field for the World Touring Car Championship in 2014. To be driven by no other than Sebastien Loeb, the Citroën C-Elysee WTCC could now be seen, albeit in pictures. Citroen recently confirmed that it would be entering the 2014 WTCC and it has been raring to provide the public a glimpse of the first vehicle designed in accordance with the new WTCC regulations, which is currently being prepared by the FIA for the category in 2014.

The WTCC racer is based on the C-Elysée that Citroen unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. A C-segment saloon, the Citroen C-Elysée, is targeted mainly towards high-growth, international markets like Latin America, the Mediterranean region, China and Russia.

The carmaker has already received around 30,000 orders for the C-Elysée, accounting for 30% of the initial sales target. Frédéric Banzet, chief executive of the Citroën Brand, remarked that the selection of the C-Elysée as the basis for their WTCC car reflects their determination to use racing as an active means of supporting their commercial development.

He remarked that since the the WTCC race calendar is “genuinely global,” and it will be an advantage to field a C-Elysée, which they consider a key driver of their growth. The C-Elysée WTCC features an integrated aerodynamic splitter, with the prominent double chevron accentuating the radiator grille.

Providing a racing aura for the C-Elysée WTCC are its widened front and rear wings. It also features a stylish rear wing that provides aerodynamic advantage. The front-wheel-drive Citroën C-Elysée WTCC is powered by the 1.6-litre direct injection turbocharged engine that runs the DS3 WRC, providing up to nearly 380bhp of pure output. The engine is mated to a six-speed sequential transmission.

Topics: citroen, wtcc, race car

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