Citroen is betting big on its latest product, the Citroen DS3. A couple of days ago Citroen unveiled two special edition models of the DS3 developed in collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics. Today comes the third, ultra-limited edition model of the DS3 called Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing which is available in UK for £29,305.
Citroen has confirmed it will create only 100 such DS3 Cabrio Racing models of which only 10 come to the UK. The Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing has been developed by the DS3 WRC and DS3 Racing and hence offers an aggressive styling and breathtaking performance.
Powering the DS3 Cabrio Racing is a 1.6 liter THP engine, the same found on in DS3 Racing, which produces 207 hp of power. Compared to the THP 155 unit on which this engine is based, the latter offers 15 percent more torque and 30 percent more power. The car can achieve a top speed of 145 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.5 seconds.
Upgrading the car to deliver better performance wasn’t that easy and Citroen had to look rework many of the components. Some of the changes include remapped ECU, a modified sports exhaust, a modified turbo system, revised steering mapping, an upgraded braking system, switchable ESC, widened front and rear tracks and more.
Talking about the styling of the limited edition model, it comes with plenty of additions that are pleasing enough for interested buyers. These include a lovely Moondark Matte Grey body paint, carbon fiber accents, black roof, 18-inch Brilliant Black ‘Nemesis’ alloy wheels, Brilliant Red DS logo centre caps, red brake calipers and a Brilliant Red stripe running down each of the doors.
The inside feels just as exclusive, thanks to a set of Citroen Racing seats wrapped in Alcantara with Brilliant Red contrast stitching, a Moondark Grey dashboard, a numbered plaque, eMyWay Signature pack, automatic digital air conditioning, LED daytime running lights, rear parking sensors and more.