Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing goes on sale

Only 10 examples of Citroen's pricey convertible hot hatchback will come to the UK

The Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing is now on sale in the UK but if you like its combination of performance, sporty styling and open-top driving you’ll have to be quick – only 10 examples of the car will be available here.

Like the hard-top Citroen DS3 Racing, the DS3 Cabrio Racing uses a 207bhp 1.6-litre THP petrol engine, which delivers a top speed of 145mph and a 0-62mph time of 6.5 seconds.

Citroen Racing, the motorsport arm of the French manufacturer, is responsible for the modifications to the standard DS3 on which the Cabrio Racing is based – these include a new exhaust system, upgraded brakes, as well as revised suspension and steering setups.

The DS3 Cabrio Racing sits lower to the road than the standard DS3 and has been given a sporty makeover so that the styling matches its performance. The bodywork has been given a sleek paintjob in Moondark Matte Gray and wears pieces of carbon fibre to emphasise the car’s connections with motor racing.

The Cabrio Racing also gets a black fabric roof and black 18-inch ‘Nemesis’ alloy wheels that hide bright red brake calipers.

The interior of the car features racing seats upholstered in Alcantara with bright red stitching and a numbered plaque on the gear lever to highlight the car’s limited edition status.

All the equipment found in the top-of-the-range DS3 DSport trim level is fitted in the DS3 Cabrio Racing, so owners will get digital air conditioning, rear parking sensors and LED daytime running lights. Citroen is also throwing in the eMyWay Signature pack, which includes an RDS stereo radio/MP3 compatible CD player with steering mounted controls, as well as a Bluetooth® system with USB socket and eight speaker hifi system.

Only 100 of the cars will be produced and the exclusivity comes at a price – at £29,305, the DS3 Cabrio Racing is in the same bracket as the Audi S3, Volkswagen Golf GTI and BMW M135i.

For reviews of cars in the current Citroen line-up, visit Carbuyer's Citroen page.

Recommended

Classic cars to buy in 2021
Classic cars to buy - header image
Tips and advice
29 Jul 2021

Classic cars to buy in 2021

Facelifted Citroen C3 Aircross now on sale from £17,320
2021 Citroen C3 Aircross
Citroën C3 Aircross
28 Jun 2021

Facelifted Citroen C3 Aircross now on sale from £17,320

Citroen C4: old vs new
Citroen C4: old vs new hero image
Citroën C4
28 May 2021

Citroen C4: old vs new

New Citroen e-Berlingo: specs and prices released
Citroen e-Berlingo driving
Citroën Berlingo
17 May 2021

New Citroen e-Berlingo: specs and prices released

Most Popular

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Tesla Model Y SUV review
Tesla Model Y SUV front 3/4 tracking
Tesla Model Y SUV
30 Jul 2021

Tesla Model Y SUV review

Engine size explained
Aston Martin 6.0-litre V12 engine
Tips and advice
26 Jul 2021

Engine size explained

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
3 Jun 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
15 Jun 2021

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Best car interiors

Best electric cars
Volkswagen ID.3
Best cars
6 May 2021

Best electric cars

Best cheap-to-run cars
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
10 Jun 2021

Best cheap-to-run cars

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Mercedes AMG A45 - rear
Hot hatches
25 Jun 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks