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Video: Citroen C-Elysee WTCC car hits the track with Loeb

Remember the Citroen C-Elysee WTCC racing car from a coupe of weeks ago? The full version has just hit the track with Sebastien Loeb behind the wheel.

Citroen C-Elysee WTCC car rear

Set to race in next year’s World Touring Car Championship, the C-Elysee is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing 283kW and 400Nm.

It will make its official public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, showcasing the full racing aerodynamics package with huge front and rear spoilers, and heavily bolstered wheel arches.

Next year, Citroen will compete with Loeb and Yvan Muller in the driver’s seats. Muller said in a recent statement,

“It will be a real honour to represent Citroen Racing from 2014. As a rally fan, I have always followed Citroen and Seb’s victorious seasons in WRC with interest. It’s fantastic that a brand with such a terrific record is getting involved in a category where it still has everything to learn.”

Click play below to see the somewhat creative approach that Citroen has taken to introduce the car.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.