Citroën Survolt At The Lemans Classic

Citroën have developed a fully functioning race-spec version of its show-stopping Survolt electric car concept (from this year’s Geneva Motorshow), the steel-tube framed, carbon fibre bodied electric racer has a Formula 1 inspired flat underbody with a chunky rear diffuser and the twin electric motors reportedly turn out just over 300hp. The car packs dual lithium-ion battery packs that propel the car for 124 miles before a recharge is needed, the charge is said to take 2 hours with a bespoke charger or 10 hours on your household 220 volt outlet.

The car was piloted by the highly acclaimed female racing driver Vanina Ickx, it seems that Citroën is targeting women with the Survolt, the concept car was presented with what was widely regarded as a very female friendly paint job. This certainly is an interesting PR move and we’ll keep an eye on how it pans out for them. We think the side profile of the Survolt is remarkably similar to the Bugatti Veyron, if a little smaller and less noisy. No word yet on a production run for the Survolt so cross your fingers and stay tuned.

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