Citroën Releases Official Photos of Golf R-Rivaling DS4 Racing Concept with 256-Horses
Less than 24 hours after bringing you the first pictures of the DS4R that were leaked onto the web on Thursday, Citroën released official images of the concept model that will be make its world premiere at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show in early March.
As reported, the DS4 Racing Concept is powered by a tuned version of the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine found in many of the PSA Peugeot-Citreon group models and which was developed in conjunction with the BMW Group.
In the DS4 R concept, it puts out a whopping 256 HP – that's 160 HP per liter, which Citroen says is a record for a mass-production car. At the same time, despite its high output, CO2 emissions are just 155 g/km.
Like the DS3 R that kicked off the French firm's “Racing” performance line, the DS4R study makes its presence felt with a ground effects kit that includes tweaked bumpers with large air intakes on the front, carbon fiber trim on the grille, a diffuser at the rear, wheel-arch extensions and side sills.
Furthermore, the ride height has been lowered by 35 mm compared to the regular model and the tracks have been widened by 55 mm at the front and 75 mm at the rear giving the car a squatter, more aggressive stance.
Citroën is not saying, but sources state that a production version modeled after the study will follow next year providing the French carmaker with a direct competitor against the VW Golf R and the Ford Focus ST .
The more i look, the more i like the car, let's wait and see the interior.
Catalin said... »February 24, 2012
Looks VERY good !
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