A production version of the 805PS DS E-Tense Performance prototype could become a reality, but it would be a track-only car, limited edition and packed with Formula E technology.
With a 0-100km/h time of just 2.0 seconds, this electric car would be one of the fastest ever produced, but would have a "very high" price tag, DS managing director Béatrice Foucher told Britain's Autocar ).
The concept was presented in February this year as part of a development project with the engineers of the Formula E team DS Techeetah, in which the French firm has a large stake.
The E-Tense Performance has a 335hp front engine and a 469hp rear engine, which combine to produce 805hp.
Foucher states: "We would never go for sports cars, that's not the positioning of the brand, but at the end of the day when everyone saw the [DS E-Tense Performance] prototype, we said 'ok, it would be good if we could build one, or to sell this type of car', but the decision has not been made yet.
She added: "If we make a decision, we will incorporate the technology [that we learned from] Formula E, so that means that, in terms of homologation, it wouldn't be possible to homologate it for the road, so it would only be for the track, and if you make a track car, it would be in very small quantities, and very high costs and prices.
"I don't know if there's a good equation for that, but everybody liked the car, so we'll have to see."
Asked if the production variant could draw ideas and technology from sports brands within the Stellantis group, such as Alfa Romeo, Foucher says: "Obviously what [Stellantis] is designing in terms of technology, generally speaking, fits all the premium brands, so yes in terms of powertrain, batteries and electric models.”