Citroen has announced the DS3 Cabrio Racing will retail at £29,305 – and has confirmed it will bring just 10 examples into the UK!
The ultra-limited edition car (which is on sale now) is, as its name suggests, the open-roof version of the acclaimed DS3 Racing. It boasts the same 207hp 1.6-litre turbo engine and is capable of 145mph. It dispatches 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds – faster than models such as the new MINI Cooper S.
But then, it also costs around £11,000 more than the new MINI Cooper S…
Citroen justifies it by saying that this is a model that’s been extensively redeveloped by Citroen Racing. The engine has 30% more power, for example, courtesy of a Citroen Racing ECU remap, revised turbo system and new exhaust system.
Citroen Racing has also fitted updated suspension, widened front and rear tracks by 30mm, revised the steering mapping and bolted on four-pot front brakes hiding behind 18-inch alloys. The ESC system is now switchable too.
It’s finished in matt grey, with complementary black finish for the roof and alloys; vivid Brilliant Red DS-logo’d centre caps and red brake calipers contrast with it, although the vertical stripe on each door is perhaps a little more striking.
It’s a similar theme inside, and there’s a numbered plaque down by the gearlever. Citroen can afford to splash out with the finish of these: after all, it’s not like it has to make many…