Wide, chunky, low-down and matte gray. There aren't many things for which we'd consider that a flattering descriptive, but the Citroën DS4 Racing concept is just such a thing.

Developed by Citroën Racing and a step up from the DS3 Racing limited edition, it's 35 millimeters lower, 55-mm wider than the production car and sits on two-tone wheels hiding massive brakes. Under the hood is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 256 horsepower.

Galleries of high-res photos are above and below, along with the official press release.
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CITROËN DS4 RACING - A HOT BLOODED CONCEPT CAR FOR GENEVA 2012

- Citroën to debut new DS4 Racing concept at the Geneva Motor Show
- Developed by Citroën Racing, Citroën's seven-time WRC winning motorsports division
- 256bhp & CO2 emissions of just 155g/km
- Lowered chassis, wider track, more powerful brakes & larger wheels
- Unique matt grey paintwork, two-tone roof & two-tone wheels


(24/02/12) -- Having sold more than 180,000 examples worldwide, Citroën is continuing to evolve the DS line with the unveiling of a new concept at the Geneva Motor Show - Citroën DS4 Racing.

As with DS3 Racing, Citroën Racing's engineers have taken their multi WRC winning expertise and put their unique stamp on Citroën DS4 to create this hot blooded new concept.

The DS4 Racing concept features new carbon fibre components including an air diffuser, front splitter and wheel arch extensions. The 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine, developed by Citroën Racing, provides up to 256bhp (160bhp per litre), which is a record for a Citroën series production car. This spectacular performance is accompanied by CO2 emissions of just 155g/km.

Citroën Racing's engineers have modified the chassis and running gear with the utmost precision. The chassis has been lowered by 35mm and the track widened by 55mm at the front and 75mm at the rear. The braking system boasts fixed four-piston callipers at the front together with special 380mm diameter discs. The concept is also fitted with larger diameter 19-inch wheels and 235/40 tyres.

Another stand out feature of the DS4 Racing concept is the textured-effect matt grey paint, which catches the light to further enhance the lines of the car. The colour is stylish and modern, ideal for a sports car. Further exterior refinements include a two-tone roof and two-tone wheels with a special DS4 Racing design.