Citroën confirms it will put its DS3 Cabrio Racing into production; it's expected to be priced at around £30,000
Darren Moss
16 December 2013

The Citroën DS3 Cabrio Racing will go into production and is likely to go on sale early in 2014.

Citroën officials confirmed to Autocar that the Racing cabriolet will cost in the region of £30,000 when it goes on sale.

The announcement was made at a media event run by the Citroën Racing team in France.

A concept version of the DS3 Cabrio Racing was shown at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year.

The car will be powered by the same 1.6-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine as the DS3 Racing hatchback, putting out 207bhp. Just one trim level will be available, while the cabriolet will share almost all of its underpinnings with the hatchback model, too. Only the bodywork will be altered to accomodate the cabriolet roof.

Several of the features seen on the original concept, such as the use of watchstrap leather on the seats and the inclusion of a DS-styled child's seat are not expected to feature on the production version.

Citroën has not yet confirmed how many units of the DS3 Racing cabriolet are likely to be sold in the UK, but officials have previously confirmed that any allocation is likely to be less than the 200 units of the DS3 Racing hatchback that were assigned to the UK. Potentially, that means that as few as 100 examples of the DS3 Cabrio Racing will be available in the UK.

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Myk

16 December 2013
£30k???!!!

16 December 2013
Ah ,but it is A GBP 30,000 ! Australian?

Madmac

16 December 2013
Are they having a giraffe?

16 December 2013
It hasn't stopped MINI...

17 December 2013
Makes the Golf R cabrio seem like a bargain!

17 December 2013
paul896 wrote:

Makes the Golf R cabrio seem like a bargain!

Makes a Mini Convertible in full John Cooper Works spec at 25k seem a bargain!

I've just had a look. The hatch version was around 23k. A convertible version is roughly 2.5k more. So that should mean a cost of around 25-26 ish. Still an awful lot, for what is a very nice version of a C3 :p

17 December 2013
Most convertible buyers, in Britain, are wasting their money, given that most never drive with the roof down, at any time of year.

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

18 December 2013
Frightmare Bob wrote:

Most convertible buyers, in Britain, are wasting their money, given that most never drive with the roof down, at any time of year.

But the optimist inside each owner for when the sun does shine is the reason for buying one.

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