Citroen DS3 Racing may come to NZ

Citroen DS3 Racing may come to NZ

Citroen will take the wraps of the hot version of its new premium model, the DS3, which is due in New Zealand in August, when it reveals the 147 kW  Citroen DS3 Racing at the Geneva International Motor Show in March (2 March 2010).
 
Citroen’s dominance of the World Rally Championship – six manufacturers’ titles and seven drivers’ titles for Citroen’s Sébastien Loeb – over the past six years leaves little doubt that the French car maker has the ability to take its already critically lauded DS3 and turn it into a real performance machine.
 
Citroen is holding back the DS3 Racing’s performance figures for the Geneva Motor Show reveal, but there can be little doubt that with 147 kW and 275 Nm of torque on tap from its 1.6 litre turbocharged engine that was developed by the same engineers who produced the world beating Citroen C4 WRC, the DS3 Racing will offer exemplary performance.
 
The chassis of the DS3 has been thoroughly reworked to ensure that the DS3 Racing will go around corners as well as it goes in a straight line, with the suspension lowered, the track widened, 18 inch alloy wheels fitted, the springs stiffened and the shock absorbers re-rated. Additionally the brakes have been enlarged the ESP system has been reprogrammed to encourage more spirited driving and electronic responses that are in line with the new model’s sporting requirements.
 
The Citroen DS3 has set a new standard for style and exclusivity and this is further enhanced with the DS3 Racing with a special livery that enables it to stand apart from the DS3 range and ensures it looks as good as it performs.
 
“The Citroen DS3 Racing represents an outstanding concentration of behind-the-wheel thrills with an artful blend of performance and efficiency,” says Lawrie Malatios, General Manager for Citroen in New Zealand. “The DS3 Racing will take up its place in the DS3 range with an appealing combination of verve and vitality and it provides a clear indication of what we can expect when the DS3 arrives in New Zealand in August.”
 
The DS3 Racing will be launched in Europe with a limited series of 1,000 units in second-half 2010. New Zealand availability will be announced when the DS3 is launched in New Zealand in August.

Citroen will take the wraps of the hot version of its new premium model, the DS3, which is due in New Zealand in August, when it reveals the 147 kW  Citroen DS3 Racing at the Geneva International Motor Show in March (2 March 2010).
 
Citroen’s dominance of the World Rally Championship – six manufacturers’ titles and seven drivers’ titles for Citroen’s Sébastien Loeb – over the past six years leaves little doubt that the French car maker has the ability to take its already critically lauded DS3 and turn it into a real performance machine.
 
Citroen is holding back the DS3 Racing’s performance figures for the Geneva Motor Show reveal, but there can be little doubt that with 147 kW and 275 Nm of torque on tap from its 1.6 litre turbocharged engine that was developed by the same engineers who produced the world beating Citroen C4 WRC, the DS3 Racing will offer exemplary performance.
 
The chassis of the DS3 has been thoroughly reworked to ensure that the DS3 Racing will go around corners as well as it goes in a straight line, with the suspension lowered, the track widened, 18 inch alloy wheels fitted, the springs stiffened and the shock absorbers re-rated. Additionally the brakes have been enlarged the ESP system has been reprogrammed to encourage more spirited driving and electronic responses that are in line with the new model’s sporting requirements.
 
The Citroen DS3 has set a new standard for style and exclusivity and this is further enhanced with the DS3 Racing with a special livery that enables it to stand apart from the DS3 range and ensures it looks as good as it performs.
 
“The Citroen DS3 Racing represents an outstanding concentration of behind-the-wheel thrills with an artful blend of performance and efficiency,” says Lawrie Malatios, General Manager for Citroen in New Zealand. “The DS3 Racing will take up its place in the DS3 range with an appealing combination of verve and vitality and it provides a clear indication of what we can expect when the DS3 arrives in New Zealand in August.”
 
The DS3 Racing will be launched in Europe with a limited series of 1,000 units in second-half 2010. New Zealand availability will be announced when the DS3 is launched in New Zealand in August.

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