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Citroën Survolt hits the track [video]

Specs finally released

Citroën has released a new teaser video of the Survolt concept, ahead of the car's track debut at the Le Mans Classic on July 10th.

Originally unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the Survolt boasts sexy styling, a tubular chassis, carbon fiber bodywork, and a flat underside.

Motivation is provided by two electric motors, with a combined 300 bhp (224 kW / 304 PS), which are powered by twin 31 kW lithium-ion batteries. They allow the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in less than five seconds and hit a top speed of 260 km/h (162 mph). While those are decent performance numbers for an EV, the range is only 200 km (124 miles). When depleted, the batteries can be replenished in two hours (with a rapid charger) or ten hours (with a standard 220 volt outlet).

Source: Citroën

CITROËN SURVOLT MAKES ITS TRACK DEBUT AT THE LE MANS CLASSIC

Citroën's stunning all-electric racing car concept, Survolt, will come to life on 10th July when it makes its first ever on-track appearance at the Le Mans Classic - piloted by experienced female racing driver Vanina Ickx.

Extremely rare in the world of racing, Survolt's full electric drivetrain allows the model to combine dynamic, sporting performance with environmental consideration. Specially developed with compact dimensions (3.85m long, 1.87m wide, 1.2m high), Survolt features a tubular chassis, a flat underside with an extractor and full carbon bodywork, which all combines to make it a genuine electric racing car.

Propelled by two electric motors with a combined power of 300bhp from 0 to 5,000rpm, Survolt's lightweight frame (1.15 tonnes) is capable of exceptional performance, with a top speed of 260kph (162mph) and a 0-100kph (0-62mph) time of under five seconds.

Survolt's twin 140kg lithium-ion batteries each boast a 31kw capacity and can cover 200km (124 miles). Survolt can be re-charged in just two hours with a specific power supply, or in 10 hours on the standard 220 volt network.

Citroën is inviting all automotive enthusiasts to visit the Le Mans circuit on Saturday 10th July, at 1.30pm, to watch Survolt's track debut.

For more information about the Le Mans Classic, go to www.lemansclassic.com

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 Jeremiah Clarksonius Jeremiah Clarksonius
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July 7, 2010 10:48 pm