Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing going into limited production

We just heard about the Citroën DS3 Cabrio Racing getting its global debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, now Autocar reports that Citroën reps on site have said they're studying production possibilities. This would back up what UK magazine What Car? was also told by the car's project director in January of this year: "There's no reason why we couldn't do it – it could make sense."

After showing a prototype of the DS3 Racing hatch three years ago the French carmaker put it into production and ended up making 1,000 more than planned in order to keep up with demand. The run of the cabriolet version should be much lower according to both publications, something like 200 units, as compared to the final number of 2,400 hatchbacks.

What Car?'s report said the car would "likely" go on sale next year and put the price at about 25,000 pounds, while Autocar's more recent piece says the price would likely be "around 30,000 pounds." If Autocar is correct, that would make the cabrio about 7,000 pounds more dear than the hatch. That would be quite the jump, as there's only a difference of about 2,400 pounds between the standard hatch and cabrio.

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