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Citroen outs racy DS3 droptop

2013-07-15 15:19

LONDON, England - French automaker Citroen has unveiled the DS3 Cabrio Racing concept car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The car’s next showing will be at the 65th Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The DS3 Cabrio is not only easy to customise, it also features optimised architecture and is only 25kg heavier than the hatchback.

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The DS3 Cabrio Racing makes a great first impression, with its extreme customisation and sporty looks. It has moondark mat textured grey paintwork along with gloss black 19” wheels,  black chrome inserts on the handles, boot trim and door mirrors.

The concept carries various DS characteristics such as the pattern featured in gloss weave on the black canvas roof with its carbon-fibre look; carmin (red) engravings on the door mirror housings, coloured brake callipers, wheel hubs, doors with wide side strips and parts of the lettering and badge.

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Citroen Racing also weaved in some special tyres, brakes and carbon kit while the car maintains the performance of the Racing version with a 1.6-litre engine making 150kW.

Inside there are bucket seats in three types of leather: Napa, DS-embossed and Alcantara; it also has ‘DS watchstrap’ upholstery on the bucket seats, and special pearl top-stitching. There’s also the same shade of carmin red on the gearshift, seat housings and dashboard, as well as the door side strips.

Though it’s a very sporty model, the car includes a child seat in three-material watchstrap-design leather upholstery, coordinated with the other seats, and helmets in the car body colours.

The concept car is an expression of customisation, radical choices and sophistication in every detail.

Or as the automaker says: “A convertible DS3 with the performance and sporting looks of a car tuned by Citroen Racing.”