Citroën Survolt

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Citroën Survolt
Manufacturer Citroën
Also called DS Survolt
Body and chassis
Class Racing car
Body style 2-door coupe
Layout Rear mid-engine, all-wheel-drive
Related Citroën Revolte
Engine 2x electric motors, 300 bhp combined

The Citroën Survolt (later known as the DS Survolt)[1] is a concept electric racing car produced by Citroën and presented at the 2010 Frankfurt Motor Show.


The Survolt is a full-sized racing car based on the earlier electric concept car Citroën Revolte presented at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Because the car runs on batteries, it is classed as a zero-emissions vehicle.


The Survolt is 3.85 meters (12.63 feet) long, 1.87 meters (6.14 feet) wide and 1.20 meters (3.94 feet) high and features a design with the front dominated by the vehicle's badge located above the large oval-shaped grille.

The car has horizontal LED headlamps which have lower power consumption than traditional filament bulbs — important in a battery-operated vehicle.

At the back, the Survolt maintains the light cluster design used on the REVOLTe, and has a spoiler to increase rear downforce.

An Art Car based on the Survolt has been designed with the collaboration of Françoise Nielly in 2011.

Engine and drivetrain[edit]

The Survolt is powered by a pair of electric motors with a combined power output of 300 bhp (220 kW). Its top speed is 260 km/h (160 mph), and it can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 5 seconds. Citroën claims that the batteries provide a range of 200 km (120 mi).[citation needed]


The DS Survolt made its first appearance on a racetrack at Le Mans on 12 July 2010. Vanina Ickx was the first driver to get behind the wheel of the Survolt.

Although it has not been confirmed that the Survolt will ever be produced, there are rumors that Citroën wants to create a limited-production of a compact-sized concept based on this car, and start a one-make racing series.

Media appearances[edit]

The DS Survolt makes an appearance in Asphalt 6: Adrenaline (as the Citroën Survolt), Asphalt 8: Airborne and GT Racing 2, all of which are mobile racing games by Gameloft. The Survolt is also on a mobile, or Facebook, racing game called Racing Rivals by Glu Mobile. It is also available on Driveclub for PlayStation 4 as a free downloadable content.

The British automobile test driving show Top Gear has driven the car around their famous test track and has given it high marks except for the fact that it is exceptionally hard to climb in and out of.[2]


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