Geneva 2012: Citroen DS4 Racing Concept
* DS4 Racing Concept unveiled * Debuts at Geneva Motor Show * Upgraded chassis and engine; produces 256bhp...
Like the DS3 Racing, the DS4 Racing Concept has a muscular makeover, with bulging wheelarches, deep bumpers and bespoke 19-inch alloy wheels. Theres also carbonfibre trim for the front bumper splitter, grille and air diffuser, a two-tone roof and textured-effect matte grey paint, which Citroen says is a first for the automotive industry.
Citroen has tweaked its 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine to produce a remarkable 256bhp, with CO2 emissions of just 155g/km. The suspension has been lowered by 35mm and the track widened by 55mm at the front and 75mm at the rear, compared with the current range-topping 200bhp DSport edition.
Ctiroen says performance is further enhanced through a redeveloped running gear, while the braking system gains fixed four-piston callipers and 380mm diameter discs.