Citro n's taking the wraps off its latest radical prototype, the C-Buggy — a futuristic tribute to the shagorific Meyers Manx dune buggies of yore — at the Madrid motor show next week. Like VW's EcoRacer concept, the C-Buggy is intended to show a sportier side of diesel engines; it's powered by a 173hp, twin-turbo version of the company's HDi mill, which will show up in its C5 model range, tied to a six-speed electro-hydraulic gearbox set to swap cogs on the next C4. No word on whether it'll be fitted with a reported Moon-ready performance package that includes a secret force field that keeps driver's and passengers' heads from getting sucked inward.
Spanish eyes on Citroen at Madrid Motor Show [Automotoportal]
Citroen to Show C-Airplay Concept in Bologna [internal]