Citroen DS3 WRC rally car revealed

Citroen pulls the wraps off Sebastien Loeb's new wheels, the DS3 WRC world rally car

The 2010 Paris motor show has seen the Citroen DS3 World Rally Car unleashed into the public domain. Aiming to build on the phenomenal success of the championship winning Xsara and C4, the DS3 WRC has been designed and built in-house by the engineers in the Versailles-Satory factory.  The WRC storms into view with an enhanced aggressive stance over the road-going DS3 Racing, maximized by the competition aerodynamic components. Powered by a 300bhp, 1.6-litre direct injection four-cylinder turbocharged engine that was designed entirely by Citroen Racing, the car also features a four-wheel-drive transmission incorporating a six-speed sequential gearbox with front and rear mechanical differentials.  Citroen has won six manufacturers titles largely due to the record-breaking efforts of Sebastien Loeb and the Frenchman will be keen to continue this run of success in the new DS3 WRC. He will once again be partnered by Sebastien Ogier.  The Citroen DS3 WRC will make its competition debut at Rally Sweden in February 2011.

See the rest of Paris's WRC rally car concepts here

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/mercedes/18211/mercedes-amg-one-hypercar-shown-in-new-teaser-video
Mercedes

Mercedes-AMG One hypercar shown in new teaser video 

AMG’s F1-powered ultimate hypercar has been shown on track in a new clip
6 Dec 2019
Visit/buying-advice/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
used cars

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
5 Dec 2019
Visit/nissan/gtr/21433/limited-run-nissan-gt-r50-to-enter-production-in-2020
Nissan GT-R coupe

Limited-run Nissan GT-R50 to enter production in 2020

First customer GT-R50s set to hit the road next year, with prices starting beyond the €1million mark
5 Dec 2019
Visit/features/22907/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-col-de-turini
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Col de Turini

We take the Hyundai i30 Fastback N up the Col de Turini, a 31km stage of the Monte Carlo World Rally Championship
19 Jul 2019