To ensure the R version of the DS 5LS can handle all that power, it's been beefed up like an Audi S model, fitted with lowered suspension, flared fenders, a full set of carbon fiber spoiler and a paintjob that's worth at least 100 horsepower all by itself (not an actual fact).
That's right, the 5LS R is finished in a very dark, very sexy shade of red with a brushed tinted like you get on upscale BMW and Mercedes. Shades of gray and the dark metallic tone of the alloy wheels bring out the best fake Parisian look a Chinese concept could ever have.
For the interior, the designers chose black leather and Alcantara, bucket-style seats, carbon inserts. Only a few Carmine Red accents uplift the dark cabin. It's almost as if Citroen, realizing it's made a rival for the A3 sedan in China, designed its own version of the S3 as a concept, just to show it can.
Look for the concept sports sedan at the Beijing Auto Show between April 20 and 29.