Citroën has released the first details about the 2014 C-Elysée WTCC, ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Citroën has released the first details about the 2014 C-Elysée WTCC, ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Set to compete in the World Touring Car Championship, the race car has an aggressive front fascia with a carbon fiber front lip spoiler. We can also see a ventilated hood, revised side skirts and extended wheel arches. There's also a massive rear wing, a prominent rear diffuser and 18-inch wheels with Yokohama tires.

Motivation is provided by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 380 bhp (283 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed sequential transmission which sends power to the front wheels via a mechanical self-locking differential. Detailed performance specifications were not released but the car only weighs 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs) so it should be pretty quick.

In a statement, Citroen CEO Frédéric Banzet said “Choosing C-Elysée as the basis for our WTCC car reflects very clearly our determination to use racing as an active means of supporting our commercial development." He added, "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.”

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