About a year back, I wrote about the Citroen DS3 Red Edition and the company is now back with a very limited-edition model. The Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing, developed by Citroen Racing, has landed in the United Kingdom with only 10 units up for grabs of the 100 available worldwide. If you’re not into the pocket rockets and hatchbacks then you probably won’t give a damn but the Citroen DS3 is a pretty attractive vehicle.
Each unit will set you back just over $48,000 USD…OUCH! Alright, it’s nice but not $48k nice. The Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing is based on the hardtop version and features the very same 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged motor producing 207 horsepower allowing the vehicle to reach the 0-100 km/h (62mph) in 6.5 seconds and is capable of reaching a top speed of 145 mph (233 km/h).
This limited edition model does feature carbon fiber throughout the vehicle and to show that the vehicle is ‘race’ oriented, there are traces of red accents on the exterior and interior. The DS3 is available in a Moondark Matte Grey body color, features a black fabric roof, and 18-inch Brilliant Black Nemesis alloy sports wheels. For that added touch, the wheels feature a red DS logo on the wheels, red painted brake calipers and a small vertical red stripe on each door.
The same color scheme continues over into the interior of the DS3 with its Alcantara trimmed Citroen Racing seats featuring red stitching and headrest inserts. The grey matching dashboard also features hints of red and there is even a numbered plaque located in front of the gear level to show which vehicle you have out of the 100 available for sale.
The Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing will also have standard features such as the LED daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, and climate control. The vehicle will also have eMyWay Signature pack which includes navigation, bluetooth, RDS stereo with steering mounted controls, USB socket, and an eight-speaker HiFi sound system.
No details are available on the fuel efficiency but even with a turbocharged motor and 207 horsepower, you can expect some pretty decent numbers with normal driving. To get this type of performance from a compact car, I think I would stick with the Ford Fiesta ST. There are a lot better vehicles available for $48,000.