Citroën will campaign a C-Elysée, driven by Sébastien Loeb in the World Touring Car Championship. The Citroën C-Elysée WTCC will be the first car designed in accordance with the FIA’s new regulations for the series.
The Citroën C-Elysée WTCC is powered by a 380bhp version of the same 1.6-litre direct injection turbocharged engine as the DS3 WRC car. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox.
The C-Elysée is Citroën’s C-segment saloon aimed at emerging markets. Sales are claimed to be 30 per cent ahead of expectations and 30,000 orders have already been placed. The WTCC will travel to South America, Morocco, China and Russia, all of which are key markets for the model.
Citroën’s WTCC racer will premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September.