Citroën Survolt Sports Car Concept to Make Racing Debut at Le Mans Classic [with Video]

Citroën is taking its funky little all-electric sports car concept, the Survolt, out for racing. Unveiled to the public for the first time at this year's Geneva Salon in March, the Survolt will make its track debut at the Le Mans Classic on July 10 piloted by racing driver Vanina Ickx, daughter of Belgian Formula One pilot, Jacky Ickx.

Along with the announcement on its first track appearance, the French carmaker also revealed technical details about the Survolt. Measuring just 3.85m long, 1.87m wide and 1.2m high, the supermini-sized Survolt features a tubular chassis, a flat underside with an extractor and full carbon bodywork. It tips the scales at just 1,150 kg or 2,535 pounds.

The Survolt's full electric drivetrain comprises of two-electric motors producing a combined output of 300-horsepower, and a pair of lithium-ion batteries weighing in at 140kg or 308 lbs a piece. Each battery pack boasts a 31kw capacity offering a driving range of around 200km (124 miles).

According to Citroën, the tiny coupe is capable of returning a top speed of 260km/h (162mph) and a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint time of under five seconds.