Citroen Survolt Races at LeMans Classic

July 13, 2010 at 9:04 pm

An all-electric concept car is not what you see in race tracks everyday, but Citroen has the guts to actually bring it out and show off what they are capable of! The Survolt is a battery-powered car with two electric motors developing up to 300bhp. It has astonishing performance: 0 to 62 mph is done within 5 seconds and has a top speed of 162 mph. It has a range of 124 miles on one charge. The car hit the track with Vanina Ickx at the wheel. She said: “I am very proud to have participated in this unique project.  On the track it felt really good.  It’s a real race car, with a very promising potential for the future.”

Citroen DS3 R3

July 6, 2010 at 9:34 am

Citroen Racing revealed their latest specially prepared rally car, the DS3 R3. It’s not a full-fledged WRC car, but it offers a good and affordable solution for those looking for a high performance machine for amateur rallying. The car gets a four-cylinder 1.6-litre THP high-pressure turbo engine with 210 hp and 350Nm of peak torque, thanks to some racing modifications including air box, camshaft, pistons, connecting rods, exhaust and turbo systems. It also has a six-speed semi-automatic sequential gearbox. The DS3 R3 has a sophisticated suspension with Front McPherson type, Specific hinges and hub carriers, Rear H-shaped axles, Shock absorbers BOS three-track adjustable shock absorbers (low-and high-speed compression and rebound), and Adjustable hydraulic bump stop. Other features include high performance [...]