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Citroen goes Racing with DS4

2012-02-27 08:36

Citroen’s DS3 has, the automaker says, been wildly successful in South Africa and now local DS fans can look forward to an even hotter version of the DS4 sold here. A concept of the DS4 Racing will be unveiled at the 2012 Geneva auto show.

As with the DS3 Racing, launched here in 2011, Citroën Racing’s engineers have taken their winning World Rally championship expertise to turn out this hot new concept.

The DS4 Racing concept has a 1.6 turbo petrol engine developed by Citroen Racing to produce 191kW.

LOWER, WIDER, LIGHTER

Citroën Racing’s engineers have modified the chassis and running gear. The chassis is lower by 35mm and the track wider by 55mm at the front and 75mm at the rear.

Keeping the weight down, new carbon fibre components include an air diffuser, front splitter and wheel arch extensions.

The braking system uses fixed four-piston calipers at the front on 380mm diameter discs. The concept runs on special DS4 Racing 19” wheels.

Read more reports from the 2012 Geneva auto show.

Comments
  • Vickers - 2012-02-27 09:57

    Wow this looks good. Hope the go matches the show.

  • Cyrus - 2012-02-27 11:38

    OMG, they should really bring this to production (with Limited numbers of course). Citroen needs a Halo car

  • Fredster - 2012-02-27 13:16

    mmmmmm, yes please

  • sizwev - 2012-02-27 13:25

    They need to define "wildly successful"

      Gerrit - 2012-02-27 13:30

      It means that it sold it "Wildly" more numbers than other Citroen models.

  • Stuart - 2012-02-27 16:59

    191kw - in my laaitie days the Wesbank Modified class C cars (normally aspirated Corolla TC16 of 1600cc) produced this type of power but at dizzy revving heights, now a day car can do it!!

  • Frank - 2012-02-28 15:36

    well well ,quite an attractive package .nice.

  • Mogo - 2012-02-28 16:26

    Oooooooh my heart yearns for this. Such a looker!!! The DS3-Racing already costs Megane RS money so I can imagine this costing quite a fair bit more than its' rivals such as the Golf R...

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