Citroen’s DS plans a 600 hp BMW i8 competitor

Interesting | March 2nd, 2017 by 4
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Citroen’s luxury car division DS is planning a series of new models in the near future. Along with new SUVS and a luxury sedan, a …

Citroen’s luxury car division DS is planning a series of new models in the near future. Along with new SUVS and a luxury sedan, a hybrid sportscar is also on the table to take on the likes of the BMW i8.

Thanks to a joint venture that DS parent company PSA signed with Canadian specialists Exagon Motors, Investissement Quebec and Hydro-Quebec subsidiary IndusTech, the supercar is closer to reality.

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The 16 million Canadian dollars of government financing will allow the four companies to develop high-performance electric vehicle components, necessary for DS to build the electric hybrid.

The new supercar could take design cues from the E-Tense Concept. That car used a fully electric 397bhp drivetrain, which would be replaced with a hybrid one for the production model. 600bhp is on the planning table, along with the latest DS safety, connectivity and autonomous driving tech.

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DS executives spoke to Auto Express, saying “If we have a sports car, it’ll be unlike any other sports car in its design.”

 

 

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