Wednesday, 28 September 2011 3:38 PM
Up from 204bhp, an engine-modified Citroen DS3 Racing gains 26bhp and 33lb-ft of torque in a rather juicy-sounding upgrade, thanks to the electric tuning maestros at Superchips. How does 230bhp grab you? Around the throat!
The Buckingham-based tuning company has boosted the DS3 Racing to build on what is already a pretty impressive set of performance specs. The special edition remap is now on sale across Superchips’ 80-strong dealer network across the UK.
Boffins at Superchips actually undertook a forensic analysis of the DS3 along with dyno and real-world testing for an ECU remap that offers an extra 26 horses at 6,312rpm from the 1.6-litre, direct injection, twin-scroll turbo-charged engine. Throttle response is also particularly awesome with max torque achieved at just 3,130rpm. Top speed is 149mph and 0-62mph can be attained in 6.5 seconds in the standard car; the remap should boost these even further. Yum! Despite these upgrades, fuel economy is still at 42mpg, when driven in a like-for-like manner.
To get a DS3 Racing upgraded, you’ll have to take it along to one of the Superchips UK-wide service centres - it will cost you £455 and you get a 12-month/30,000-mile warranty thrown in.
Here’s what we thought of the distinctly jazzy Citoren DS Racing, and if you’re a too-cool-for-school DS Racing owner and need some slick new booties, how about these limited edition DS Racing-inspired shoes to match your motor, from the Gio-Goi fashion house? Now that's fast fashion!
You don’t have to own a DS Racing to own these swish new Gio-Goi sneakers, but it’s nice to co-ordinate!
By Georgia Lewis
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