DS Performance was developed through the motorsport division of DS Automobiles, a team of technical experts dedicated to the pursuit of sporting excellence and balanced refinement.
The motorsport division of the DS brand
If you enjoy the challenge of competition, our teams will exceed your expectations.
DS Performance brings its technological expertise in research and development to Formula E through the DS Virgin Team.
In collaboration with Virgin Racing, our partner, DS Performance is participating in its third season in Formula E, with a powertrain (engine, gearbox) designed in our workshops in Versailles (France). Our ambition for this season is to win new titles at the wheel of the DSV-03, but also to continue to develop racing cars that we already take advantage of technologically for our series models.
Pushing the boundaries of tomorrow’s technology, developing ever-more powerful electric cars and testing our latest innovations on the track; these are the aims of DS Performance, our brand’s racing division.
In this video, watch our engineers at work on DSV-03, the current DS Virgin Racing Formula E car.
From the circuit to the road
Racing in the heart of cities without generating pollution is a great way for us to meet you and offer you the best on the track as well as on our cars. Participating in the FIA Formula E Championship allows us to refine new technologies for our hybrid and electric vehicles. This was particularly the case for DS 7 CROSSBACK our new generation SUV which will be the first to be equipped with the E-TENSE 4x4 engine, the hybrid according to DS.
First appearing at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016, DS E-Tense instantly captivated the public. Taking advantage of it's perfectly balanced measurements (4.72 m long, 2.08 m wide and 1.29 m high), DS E-Tense is not just a concept car, It represents much more. It visually presents the stylistic and technological future of the brand. DS E-Tense has already been driven at the E-Prix Paris and Monaco, but it has also been driven on several other occasions upon the open road.
Xavier Mestelan Pinon (above): 46 years old, French, Director of DS Performance season 2017/2018: to project oneself in the future but not to forget the present.
Thomas Chevaucher (below): 36, French, Technical Director season 2017/2018 : Making season 4 the best since we arrived in Formula E.
Claire Magnant (above): 33, French, Program Manager season 2017/2018: take advantage of the growth of the championship to increase the reputation of DS.
Didier Raso (below): 40 years old, French, Systems and Power Electronics Manager season 2017/2018: pushing our research even further in order to fully exploit the potential of the DSV-03.
Adrien Da Cunha Belvès (above): 32 years old, French, Communication and Activation Manager season 2017/2018: make the Formula E known to as many people as it deserves!
Brands historic partner, Total also accompanies us in Formula E.
The DSV-03 benefits from a custom-designed transmission lubricant from the Solaize Research Center Total Engineers (CReS). This product makes it possible to optimize the efficiency of the gearbox, thus lowering the power consumption of the car.