Top Gear Test Drives the Citroën Survolt

Top Gear have been slowly converting away from an attitude of repulsion towards hybrid and electric cars to a more accepting and occasionally very welcoming demeanour, not long ago they gave a rave review to the new Honda CR-Z sports hybrid coupé and this last week they posted a video of one of their writers (sadly not Jeremy, James or Richard) taking the Citroën Survolt around the Thruxton circuit in the UK.

I’m not sure if they added sound or increased volume in the video to make it more interesting, at one point I’d swear there was a Boeing 747 on final approach just out of the camera’s view. The steel-tube framed, carbon fibre bodied Survolt 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.

Citroën have suggested that they are considering a one-make electric racing series featuring the Survolt but no official confirmation has been made.

Click through here to see the video.

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