Citroen Teases C-Elysee WTCC Ahead of Frankfurt Debut
Developed to compete in the 2014 World Touring Car Championship, the C-Elysee WTCC will be the first vehicle to be designed in accordance with the series’ new regulations. Updated with race-specific body parts, including a carbon fiber lip spoiler, extended wheel arches, a massive rear wing and diffuser, the C-Elysee WTCC is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 380 BHP and 400 Nm.
“Choosing C-Elysee is the basis for our WTCC car reflects very clearly our determination to use racing as an active means of supporting our commercial development,” said Citroen CEO Frederic Banzet. "With rounds in Latin America, Morocco, China and Russia, the WTCC race calendar is genuinely global, and it will be a real advantage to run a C-Elysée, a key driver of our growth, in front of large crowds of enthusiastic motorsport fans.”
The 2014 Citroen C-Elysee WTCC will be driver by nine-time World Rally Championship winner Sebastien Loeb.
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