This R version of Citroen's DS 5LS features more muscular styling
The model is presented with a special anodised red paint
The DS 5LS R is a performance concept based on the Citroën's new China-only saloon car
The DS 5LS R has its 'DS Wings' grille finished in dark chrome
The car has plenty of R badges and a wide central matt grey stripe
New leather trim features inside, replete with embossed DS logos
Citroen's DS brand is separate from the firm in China
The DS 5LS R concept car sits on new 20-inch alloy wheels
Citroen is only likely to sell the DS 5LS R in the Chinese market if it makes production
Based on the firm's standard DS 5LS, the firm's flagship Chinese model revealed late last year, the R version features a more muscular design with new carbonfibre trim.
Finished in special anodised paint, the R model comes with a wide side stripe finished in matt grey, as well as R badging and new 20-inch alloy wheels.
The model also features Citroën's 'DS Wings' grille, finished in dark chrome, as well as a chassis that has been lowered by 15mm over the standard car.
Powering the DS 5LS R is a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 300bhp and 221lb ft of torque, connected to a sequential paddle-shift transmission.
Citroën says the car's powertrain is a nod to its World Rally Championship programme. The DS 5LS is the latest car in Citroën's performance car range, following on from the DS3 Cabrio Racing and the DS4 Racing.
Inside, the new concept features a leather and Alcantara-trimmed cabin with new upholstery and embossed DS logos. New carbonfibre inserts also feature on the steering wheel, as well as the door handles and panels.
Like the standard DS 5LS, the R is only likely to be sold in the Chinese market if it makes production. The DS brand exists as a seperate entity from Citroën in the country, with a total of five models sold through a network of 50 'DS Stores'.
There are also plans to launch a new DS luxury saloon based on the Numero 9 concept car in 2015. The company has set targets of selling 200,000 DS cars annually in the country by the end of next year.