PSA-owned DS Automobiles has established a motorsport division under the "DS Performance" banner.

PSA-owned DS Automobiles has established a motorsport division under the "DS Performance" banner.

The newly established company will be based at the PSA Excellence Center in Satory, France and is going to be directed by Yves Matton. Their first objective is to provide support for DS Virgin Racing in Formula E where the team is using the DSV-01 racecar that features a DS-developed electric motor, gearbox, rear suspension, cooling system while the motor management system was created in collaboration with Magneti Marelli.

According to Yves Bonnefont, CEO of DS Automobiles, it will be more than just an R&D laboratory as DS Performance "will stand as a true showcase of the technological expertise and avant-garde spirit of the DS brand."  Although it's labeled as a motorsport division, the developments made by DS Performance in plug-in hybrid and electric power will eventually trickle down to road-going models part of the PSA Group.

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DS Automobiles announces establishment of DS Performance motorsport division