Citroen DS3 Racing announced for Australia image

The French based automaker Citroen has recently announced its plans to introduce the DS3 Racing to Australia, where its starting price remains unknown for the moment.

The announcement has been made by John Startari, the Citroen Australia general manager, who has recently spoken to the guys at Car Advice. According to the company’s official, the Citroen DS3 Racing is a vehicle suited for the Australian automotive market, but it’s not certain whether the carmaker will solve the homologation issues.

“It’s something that we think would be fantastic for our market, but it’s a matter of the investment required to achieve compliance and does it give you a financial return. Obviously it’s something we’d like and we think it’s suited to this market, but it is what it is, and if we can’t sort out the homologation issues then that kind of makes the decision”, said Startari.

The Citroen DS3 Racing is coming with features like revised steering mapping, retuned shock absorbers, lower suspension system with stiffer springs, bigger brakes, new exhaust system and a reprogrammed ESC. Power to the model is being provided by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is producing a total output of 154 kW and 275 Nm of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes 6.5 seconds and top speed stands at 235 km/h.

Source: Car Advice