Citroen has taken the DS3 Cabrio and the DS3 Racing, put them in a blender and created the Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing Concept, which is heading for a debut at Goodwood.
We’re big fans of the Citroen DS3, and the DS3 Cabrio manages to be something most cabrios aren’t – as good to look at as their coupe siblings.
So the news that Citroen has decided to fill a niche in the DS3 range by taking the extreme DS3 – the DS3 Racing – and blending it with the cabrio to create the DS3 Cabrio Racing should come as no surprise.
The DS3 Cabrio Racing gets the same 1.6 litre engine used by the coupe/hatch, which means 202bhp and, as the Cabrio weighs just 25kg more than the Racing with a rood, performance that should be remarkably similar at 6.4 seconds 0-62mph.
Citroen has done a bit more to the Cabrio Racing than just chop the top off, they’ve given it their favourite interior tweak with watchstrap upholsery, a set of big 19″ alloys, red for the brake callipers, wheel hubs and lots more, carbon kit and Moondark matt textured grey paintwork.
Citroen are calling the DS3 Cabrio Racing a concept, but its appearance at Goodwood, followed by a more public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, would suggest the Cabrio Racing is probably heading for a limited edition run.
If it is, the price will be nudging £30k.