Production Ready Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing Officially Unveiled

Citroen Ds3 Cab Racing

A limited production version of the Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing which previewed in concept form earlier this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed has been officially revealed and will be available to order starting in January 2014.

Bold design features

Sporting the same distinctive design features as the Citroen DS3 Cabrio, the production model comes with a matte Moondust Grey exterior with a retractable soft top and a chrome-finished dual exhaust system.

The Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing is also available with a number of carbon fibre components including the front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser.

The car is further fitted with gloss black 18-inch Nemesis wheel rims, while the Carmin red paint specific to the DS line is used on the wheel centres along with the DS logo on the doors in a wide strip that further underscores the sporty feel.

The interior features Moondust Grey trim, faux carbon fibre accents and Crimson Red flourishes. The steering wheel inserts and the fascia panel cap are finished with a carbon fibre effect, while the dashboard also features the Crimson Red colour used on the vertical strip on the door interiors. The model also has embroidered headrests and an individually-numbered badge located on the base of the gearshift lever.

Engine capability

Under the hood, the Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing packs a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 154 kW of power at 6000 rpm and 275 Nm at 2000 rpm and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes about 6.5 seconds. Combined fuel consumption is rated at 6.4 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.

Orders for the Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing open on 2 January 2014. It is not yet clear whether this model will be available in SA but we will keep you updated on any developments regarding this.

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