Citroën to Reveal DS3 ‘Cabrio Racing’ Concept Car at Goodwood
Citroën has chosen this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed to world premiere its latest concept car, the DS3 ‘Cabrio Racing’.
Citroën’s involvement in the World Rally Championship was a key reference in the design of the concept, which combines elements from the DS3 Racing hatchback and the new DS3 Cabrio.
On the outside, the DS3 Cabrio Racing features a ‘Moondark’ matt textured grey paintwork with special gloss black 19” alloy wheels and black chrome inserts on the handles, boot trim and door mirrors.
The DS pattern appears both on the black canvas roof, in gloss weave with a carbon-fibre look, and is also engraved on the door mirror housings. Meanwhile the brake callipers, wheel hubs, doors with wide side strips and parts of the lettering and badge are coloured in ‘Carmin’ red.
Inside, there are bucket seats with a DS watchstrap design in three types of fabric – Napa full-grain leather, DS-embossed leather and Alcantara – and special DS pearl top-stitching, featured in the Carmin shade for the first time, on the seats, dashboard and gearshift. The Carmin colour continues on the seat housings and dashboard, echoing the door side strips.
The car weighs only 25kg more than the hatchback version, and Citroën Racing has fitted the car with special running gear, brakes and a carbon kit, maintaining the performance of the original DS3 Racing, with a 1.6-litre engine developing 202bhp.