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Citroen DS3 Racing price

The French company has put a price tag on their Citroen DS3 Racing edition which can be ordered starting from September 1st 2010.

Based on the range topping DSport THP 150 version and powered by a 1.6-litre THP engine producing 207 HP and 275 Nm of torque, the Citroen DS3 Racing edition needs 6.5 seconds to sprint from 0 to 62 mph and can reach a top speed of 146 mph.   

Power is sent to the wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox and  CO2 emissions are of 149 grams per Km.

Some of the special features offered on the Citroen DS3 Racing edition include various carbon fiber parts, both at the exterior and interior, 18 inch alloy wheels, rain sensing windscreen wipers, rear parking sensors, special body colours, sport seats at the front and more. 

The Citroen DS3 Racing price starts at 23,100 GBP.  

Citroen press release :

Citroën has released full details and pricing for the hotly anticipated DS3 Racing, and has announced that customer orders can be placed from 1st September, 2010.

Developed by Citroën Racing - the winning team behind five WRC Manufacturer’s titles and six Driver’s titles for Sébastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena - DS3 Racing has an impeccable sporting pedigree.  The specially tuned 1.6-litre THP engine produces 207hp and maximum torque of 275Nm, which means DS3 Racing boasts a top speed of 146mph, a 0-62mph time of just 6.5 seconds and takes just 26.5 seconds to cover 1,000m from a standing start.



Based on the top-of-the-range DS3 DSport THP 150, DS3 Racing has been extensively modified, by Citroën Racing, to deliver optimised sporting characteristics and specific equipment from the world of motorsport.

Significantly better specified than many of its competitors, DS3 Racing is a driver’s car that doesn’t compromise on comfort or convenient technology - standard equipment includes automatic digital air conditioning, Bluetooth® with USB connectivity and an eight-speaker HiFi system.  DS3 Racing also has some new features such as S.ESP (Switchable Electronic Stability Programme) and the Citroën eTouch Assistance System.

RACING INSPIRED DESIGN

Respecting all of the fundamental design codes of DS3, DS3 Racing adds many more motorsport inspired features, including carbon fibre components such as the rear diffuser, front bumper, side rubbing strips and wheel arch extensions.  The interior has received the same special treatment and the extensive use of carbon fibre continues on the centre console, steering wheel and door inserts.

DS3 Racing is available in two distinctive colour schemes, one with an Obsidian Black (pearlescent) body and a Sport Orange roof the other features a Polar White body with a Carbon Grey roof.  The orange or grey roof colours are matched to the alloy wheels, door mirrors, chevrons, grille surround, tailgate spoiler and dashboard fascia*.

The exclusive nature of DS3 Racing is clearly denoted by the addition of ‘Citroën Racing’ on the
doors and figure-hugging sports seats, and the DS3 Racing signature on the rear tailgate.

POWER & DYNAMICS

Citroën’s new DS3 Racing has everything needed to become the benchmark in its segment in terms of dynamic performance.  Thrills and excitement are at the heart of DS3 Racing and on the road this car’s sporting pedigree immediately becomes evident.  DS3 Racing’s power and performance come directly from the brand’s expertise in rallying.  Citroën Racing’s engineers have increased the power output of the 1.6-litre THP engine from 156hp to 207hp.  Maximum torque is also increased, from 240Nm to 275Nm - an increase of nearly 15% - and is available over a wide rpm range to improve acceleration and engine flexibility.

DS3 Racing’s chassis and running gear have also been adapted and enhanced.  The team’s engineers have been able to accentuate feedback from the road, with even more precision and control, sportier handling and swifter cornering.   The suspension settings have been modified, specific dampers have been fitted, front and rear tracks have been widened by 30mm and the ride height has been lowered by 15 mm.  The braking system has also been up-rated, with 4-piston callipers and special brake discs at the front.  All of these changes combine to profoundly enhance the on-road behaviour of DS3 Racing.

PRICING & ORDERS

DS3 Racing is priced at £23,100 MRRP OTR, including VAT set at the new 20% rate as first deliveries are expected to commence early in 2011.

Citroën have confirmed that 200 RHD cars will come to the UK and strong demand is already evident with more than 1,500 enquiries made through Citroën’s UK website alone.

Customers will be able to place orders from Wednesday 1st September, either by contacting their Citroën dealer or by calling a dedicated DS3 Racing order line: 0800 032 1776 **.

For more details on new DS3 Racing, customers can click on http://www.citroen.co.uk/ds3-racing/

KEY CHARACTERISTICS
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm)      3962 x 1717 x 1443
Wheelbase (mm)        2464
Engine/Transmission       THP 207hp/6-speed manual
Engine Type      4 cylinders/16v petrol + turbo
Capacity (cm3)      1598
Max power CEE hp/kW @ rpm     207/152 @ 6000
Max torque CEE (Nm) @ rpm       275 @ 2000 to 4500
Tyres          Bridgestone Potenza 215/40 R 18
Standing 1,000 m (sec)        26.5
0-62 mph (sec)         6.5
CO2 Emissions (g/km)      149

BASED ON DS3 DSPORT, DS3 RACING BENEFITS FROM A HIGH LEVEL OF ADDITIONAL STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Genuine carbon fibre parts (exterior & interior)

18” alloy wheels

Electrochrome rear view mirror

Automatic rain-sensitive windscreen wipers

Automatic illumination of headlamps

Rear parking sensors

BODY/ROOF COLOUR SCHEMES

Obsidian Black body/Sport Orange roof

=> brings orange alloys, door mirrors, tailgate spoiler, dashboard fascia, grille surround and chevrons

Polar White body/Carbon Grey roof

=> brings grey alloys, door mirrors, tailgate spoiler, white dashboard fascia and carbon fibre grille surround and chevrons

UPHOLSTERY/INTERIOR

DS3 RACING sport front seats (Alcantara®/Trami cloth, with ‘Citroën Racing’ embossing)

Specific DS3 Racing mats and key

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