It seems green is the new black even in motorsport with Citroen unveiling the world’s first hybrid World Rally Car.
The Citroen C4 WRC HYmotion4 features a hybrid energy recovery system which delivers added performance and lower emissions.
Unveiled at the Paris Auto Show overnight as a concept, the new car boasts a split livery portraying its familiar competition war paint on one side and a more ‘restful’ colour scheme on the other.
The system recovers energy produced during braking and stores it in a pack of lithium-ion batteries positioned over the fuel tank.
When required, this energy can be used to power a 125kW electric motor which is connected to the rear differential, providing an instant torque boost.
The driver can select one of four operating modes for the hybrid system, depending on the situation.