Citroën gives the world a glimpse of its new C-Elysée WTCC challenger with a rendering of the racecar. The French carmaker confirmed the participation in the World Touring Championship in 2014 last month. Nine-time World Rally champeon Sebastien Loeb will be representing the company on the circuit by driving a Citroen C-Elysée.
The C-Elysée will be the first circuit racecar developed by Citroën. The road version of the car was only revealed in September 2012. With the preparations for the WTCC, the company has boosted the car's 1.6-liter engine to 385 PS. Its three-box saloon body was also said to be ideal in terms of aerodynamics. The car also belongs to the first batch of vehicles produced under the upgraded 2014 regulations of the series.
Next year's WTCC will have rounds in Latin America, Morocco, China and Russia. Using the C-Elysée as Citroën's track car will clearly reflect the company’s determination to promote its brand. It is seen as a huge advantage since huge crowds of motorsport enthusiasts will be able to witness the capabilities and performance of the WTCC Citroën C-Elysée.
The racecar will make its first public appearance from September 12-22 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.