Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing will go into production, sales begin in early 2014

Article by Christian A., on December 17, 2013

Citroen has just confirmed that the DS3 Cabrio Racing will finally go into production in early 2014. According to Autocar, this new model was confirmed at a media event run by the Citroen Racing team in France.

Regarding the design, you shouldn’t be surprised, as Citroen unveiled the DS3 Cabrio Racing Concept back in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The production version will use the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine found on the DS3 Racing hot hatch, rated at 207 bhp. The DS3 Cabrio Racing is expected to feature stiffer suspension springs, new front and rear shock absobers.

Moreover, the car will be lowered by 15 mm, while the rear track will be widened by 30 mm. Special brakes will also be added, while the ESP and steering wheel will be tuned to improve car’s handling. The DS3 Cabrio Racing will feature 18-inch wlloy wheels, lower body trim and wing extensions. More details to be revealed!

Citroen DS3 Racing Concept

Citroen has picked the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the yearly meeting of iconic racing vehicles, to unveil the Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing Concept, a nod at Citroen's involvement in the WRC. The concept vehicle will likewise show up at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The all-new concept vehicle fuses the best of the Citroen DS3 Racing with luxury of the DS3 Cabrio.

This is a decision that bodes well since the Citroen DS3 Cabrio is not just easy to modify, it likewise highlights advanced architecture (weighing in at only 25 kg more than the hatchback), for a remarkably energetic and deft performance, as conveyed by Sébastien Loeb himself at Col du Corbier in the French Alps.

The Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing Concept establishes a breathtaking first impression, with its extraordinary customization and sporting interest. Moondark matte textured gray paintwork is aligned with gloss black 19" wheels, and Black Chrome inserts on the boot trim, handles, and door mirrors.

The concept is completely DS, with striking identity articulations such as the DS design - highlighted in gloss weave on the black canvas roof with its state-of-the-art carbon-fiber look and engraved on the door mirror housings - and the Carmin colored brake calipers, wheel hubs, doors with the wide side strips, and parts of the lettering and badge.

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