A little over 10 years ago if you were considering the purchase of a new car, Citroen wasn’t a particularly bountiful proposition. The rather dull and not necessarily reliable machines were never class leading. However a revolution came about and the quality of the French cars improved dramatically. In the re-launched DS range they even produce cars people actually craved. The DS3 Racing became one of the best hot hatchbacks on the market offering a fantastic drive as well as an ASBO inspired appearance. Now Citroen have decided to add a few Racing sprinkles to the DS3’s bigger brother.
The DS4 is a very good looking car and one that brings practicality to the party. Yet its main criticism is the lack of involvement at the wheel. The DS4 Racing Concept changes that by being the most powerful road car the French company has ever built. Powered by a 1.6 litre turbocharged engine, the hatch produces 256BHP. Though the cars design is not as “in you face” as the DS3 Racings, we do love the bold hunches and carbon effect trim. They are subtle details that all add up. 0-62MPH is under 6 seconds and this DS4’s top speed is limited to 155 MPH.