/Sebastian Loeb Reveals Citroen C Elysse WTCC at IAA

Sebastian Loeb Reveals Citroen C Elysse WTCC at IAA

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At the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Team Citroen and their legendary driver Sebastian Loeb revealed the car they will be campaigning in the 2014 World Touring Car Championship with, the Citroen C Elysse WTCC. After years of dominating the WRC, Citroen is now applying the same winning formula to track racing.

Citroen C Elysse is built based on the new WTCC regulations, and therefore powered by a 1.6 liter engine. It is based on a production C-segment saloon aimed principally at high-growth, international markets such as those in Latin America, the Mediterranean region, China and Russia. So apart from racing and winning trophies, the car is also a rapid, moving billboard for Citroen.

AS for the specs of the racing car, it features a massive racing aero kit with bespoke bumpers, large air splitter and a unique front grille. The widened front and rear wings lend the car’s bodywork a decidedly racing feel. At the rear, the stylish rear wing will ensure that the car hugs the track.

The powertrain is the same 1.6-litre direct injection turbocharged engine as the DS3 WRC. With a wider booster flange, power output is now close to 380bhp. The car comes with a front-wheel drive transmission, controlled by a six-speed sequential gearbox. Yep, that’s a lot of power for a front-drive car, but Citroen engineers probably have found a way to make it work.

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