Citroen DS3 WRC

Known as ‘le petit bolide’ – the little racer – the DS3 WRC is the latest in a trio of title-winning world rally cars developed by Citroen. Launched in 2011 to comply with new FIA technical regulations, the DS3 delivered the French firm the manufacturers’ title that year and in 2012.

Engine type In-line four cylinder, 1.6 litre, turbocharged
Bore / stroke 82.0 mm / 75.5 mm
Power (max) 300 hp (223 kW) at 6,000 rpm
Torque (max) 350 Nm at 3,250 rpm
Transmission type Four-wheel drive
Gearbox Sequential shift, six forward gears and one reverse
Differentials Mechanical front and rear, auto-locking
Clutch Cerametallic twin-disk
Suspension MacPherson struts with adjustable dampers
Steering Power-assisted rack and pinion
Brakes Ventilated discs. Front diameter 355mm (tarmac) 300mm (gravel).
Rear diameter 300mm. Four-piston calipers (water-cooled on tarmac)
Wheels 8 x 18 inch for tarmac, 7 x 15 inch for gravel
Length 3,948 mm
Width 1,820 mm
1,820 mm 2,461 mm
Weight FIA regulation 1,200 kg minimum (1,360 kg with driver and co-driver)


03 Jan 2014


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