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Citroen Survolt

Citroen Survolt


We already knew that Citroen had plans for more DS versions , including a sports car, but we didn’t know until now that the Survolt actually previewed the future DS Roadster. The current DS line-up includes the DS3 and DS4 , and Citroen has confirmed an open top version of the DS3.

But while the Survolt Concept featured a 200kw electric motor, we expect to see a conventional power plant– although a hybrid is entirely possible - for the next DS Roadster. The concept features a tubular chassis, a flat underside with an extractor, and full carbon bodywork. As for capabilities, the Survolt can produce a 0-60 mph time of just a shade under five seconds with a top speed of 162 mph.

Like all the other DS models, the Roadster will be distinguished by striking LED lights, a chrome-finished waistline surrounding dark tinted windows, muscular wheel arches, a tautly drawn roofline with a spoiler, a chrome rear bumper, and light clusters highlights.

Source: Cars UK

After making its first racing debut on the legendary Le Mans circuit, the Citroen Survolt has received a little head-to-toe makeover courtesy of the dynamic Francoise Nielly. Unlike Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst , who are tremendous artists in their ow regard, Nielly’s work encompasses the creativity and incandescent colors found in the style of art cars, leaving the task of turning the Survolt into a Nielly masterpiece as a beautifully simple one.

Francoise Nielly uses a variety of fluorescent colors combined with contrasting curved lines and sculpted flanks to "reclaim the light and offer a different reading of the car running 100% power of the brand", says the manufacturer for the Rafters. Broken down, this mean that most of the coloring is found on the front of the car with a gradual decrease of color flowing towards the back. This keeps the eye focused on the most powerful view of the vehicle.

The Citroen Survolt measures at 3.85m long, 1.87.m wide, and 1.2m high and weighs in at just 1,150 kg. It comes with a tubular chassis, a flat underside with an extractor, and full carbon bodywork. As for capabilities, the Survolt is powered solely by electricity and can produce a 0-60 mph time of just a shade under five seconds with a top speed of 162 mph.

The Survolt Artcar will be displayed in the C42 showroom, in Champs-Elysees, Paris.


This match-up isn’t something we would usually care about, but with the growing interest in electric vehicle, we figured we would have to just get used to the idea. In this duel, an electric concept and an electric motorcycle went head to head at Thruxton race circuit. The Citroen Survolt and the Agni Z2 were handled by two professional female racers – Vanina Ickx and Jenny Tinmouth.

The Survolt is powered by two electric motors with a combined power of 300bhp from 0 to 5,000rpm. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under five seconds and can hit a top speed of 162mph. The Agni Z2 features an 65hp all-electric drivetrain and can hit a top speed of 130 mph.

"This was a fantastic experience – the first electric duel of its type. The lack of engine noise made it a very interesting challenge. Normally you have an idea where your opponent is by their sound, but with electric vehicles it’s so much quieter – a new racing dynamic. I had a lot of fun and I’m thrilled to have been part of this unique track event."

So, which of these electric opponents do you think came out on top? Check out the video to see for yourself!

Press release after the jump.

Recently the Citroen Survolt made its first laps at the Le Mans circuit, but Citroen only unveiled images of the event so today, we are happy to report that we have a video of the concept as it rounds the legendary circuit! Behind the wheel was Vanina Ickx who said: "I am very happy to participate in this unique project. On the track, I had a very good sensation. It’s a real race car, with a very promising potential for the future."

The car measures 3.85m long, 1.87.m wide, and 1.2m high and weighs in at just 1,150 kg. It comes with a tubular chassis, a flat underside with an extractor, and full carbon bodywork. The Survolt can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds and can hit a top speed of 162 mph.

Citroen, we would just like to say that we would love it if you would just hurry up the production version . How about it? Pretty please!


After Citroen announced that the GTbyCitroen will not make it to production , the French company is now focusing on a production version for the Survolt and the Metropolis concepts. In an interview with AutoCar PSA design boss Jean-Pierre Ploué said: "We cannot afford to let the likes of Audi, Mercedes and BMW forge into Citroën’s heartland supermini territory without fighting back and pushing into theirs. Selling large luxury cars in Europe is not easy at the moment, but I believe Citroën has a great deal more to bring to the market."

The Survolt is an electric sports car that sprints from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds and can hit a top speed of 162 mph.

The Citroen Metropolis is a big luxury sedan with a wheelbase bigger than both the Audi A8 or Mercedes S-Class . It is powered by a hybrid drivetrain that combines a 2.0-liter V6 engine with an output of 272bhp and 277lb ft and an electric motor that develops from 55bhp to 95bhp.

Saying that we are excited to see these two cars make it into production is kind of an understatement. Electric cars are the future and the fact that these two vehicles are super sleek and sexy is an absolute bonus.

Source: Autocar

Citroen sure knows how to capture attention at these auto shows, don’t they?

Remember Paris in 2008? Yeah, that’s when Citroen unveiled the GT by Citroen concept . This year, at the Geneva Motor Show, the French automaker is at it again, this time bringing the aggressively neoned up Survolt concept. It features the same design language as the GT, but taken to a more compact dimension. And if the GT made it to production - only six have been made at $1.8 million a pop - we’re pretty confident that somewhere down the road, we’ll see a production version of the Survolt too.

The concept’s front is defined by the same large oval-shaped grille, slim, horizontal head lamps with LED lamps. The rear features the elegant light signature of the Citroen Revolte together with a spoiler in a timely and essential reference to motor sport, all of which were made through the use of a combination of chrome and aluminum.

Although Citroen is still withholding further details surrounding the Survolt, it is expected that the concept will be powered by an electric drive-train.

UPDATE 07/07/2010: Citroen has announced that the Survolt will indeed make an appearance that’s not in an auto expo showroom, but rather at the Le Mans Classic on July 10. You read that right; the Survolt is getting prepped for its racing debut. Vanina Ickx, daughter of former racing ace Jacky Ickx, will drive the electric vehicle.

Citroen has also finally given us the inner workings of the Survolt, including the concept’s technical specs. The car measures at 3.85m long, 1.87.m wide, and 1.2m high and weighs in at just 1,150 kg. It comes with a tubular chassis, a flat underside with an extractor, and full carbon bodywork. As for capabilities, the Survolt can produce a 0-60 mph time of just a shade under five seconds with a top speed of 162 mph.

Updated 07/13/2010: Citroen today unveiled images with the electric concept at the Le Mans circuit, where the Survolt made its first laps. The concept’s driver, Vanina Ickx, said: "I am very happy to participate in this unique project. On the track, I had a very good sensation. It’s a real race car, with a very promising potential for the future."

UPDATE 07/23/2010: Citroen has now unveiled the Survolt’s laps around the legendary LeMans circuit! Check it out by clicking on the picture above!

Press release after the jump.

Admittedly, we were floored when Citroen revealed their all-electric sports car concept, the Survolt , at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Turns out, this little piece of electric wonder is more than just a concept car.

Citroen has announced that the Survolt will indeed make an appearance that’s not in an auto expo showroom, but rather at the Le Mans Classic on July 10. You read that right; the Survolt is getting prepped for its racing debut. Vanina Ickx, daughter of former racing ace Jacky Ickx, will drive the electric vehicle.

Citroen has also finally given us the inner workings of the Survolt, including the concept’s technical specs. The car measures at 3.85m long, 1.87.m wide, and 1.2m high and weighs in at just 1,150 kg. It comes with a tubular chassis, a flat underside with an extractor, and full carbon bodywork.
As for capabilities, the Survolt can produce a 0-60 mph time of just a shade under five seconds with a top speed of 162 mph.

Source: You Tube
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Citroen wowed us with their ability to create the GT supercar back in 2009. This performance monster was able to produce 789bhp and changed the opinion people held about Citroen only being able to produce small, fancy cars. Apparently, Citroen liked delving into the world of exotic speed and released a second concept called the Citroen Survolt earlier this year at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show . What we have here is a rendering of a production model of the Survolt created by Andrei Avarvarii. His production model loses the ridiculous rear wing, but stays true to the Citroen’s classic large, oval-shaped grill with slim, horizontal head lamps.

Not many details have been released in regards to the specs on this little beauty, but we imagine it would compete with vehicles such as the Peugeot RCZ and the Audi TT . These vehicles provide the consumer with three different engine choices with horsepower ranging from 156bhp to 211hp. If the engine on the Survolt is anything like the GT then we can safely say the Survolt could burn some rubber and leave these other two vehicles in the dust, but rumor has it this vehicle will have an electric drivetrain.

This rendering does provide us with a clear look at what a production model of this car could look like if it lost the edgier lines of the concept and gained the sophistication of Citroen’s smaller models. The history of the Citroen GT can tell us that we will probably only see a small number of these vehicles produced (only six GTs were produced) with a pricetag in the range of 1.5-2 million USD (GTs were priced at 1.8million). I don’t know about you guys, but I am buying two (in my dreams).

Apart from the Porsche 918 Spyder , no other concept car caught our eyes more than the Citroen Survolt . It’s not because we didn’t expect something like that from Citroen – ok, that’s not entirely true – but it was more so because not a lot of us were given the slightest bit of information regarding the Survolt concept before it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

Now that we’ve feasted our eyes on this exotic gem, we can’t have enough of it. Fortunately, Citroen has a new promo video of the car that runs for a good 90 seconds, enough time for us to oogle and stare at it while the car gets treated to some pretty nifty digital effects.

And oh, yeah, by the way, there’s a hot chick in the video too. But, to be honest, we didn’t pay much attention to her. It’s a rare occurrence, we know. But if you’re putting a gorgeous lady in the same video as the Survolt concept, chances are, you’d probably be too enamored with the car and pay no attention to her either.

Source: YouTube

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