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||Sadev sequential shift, six forward gears and one reverse|
|Differentials||Mechanical front and rear, auto-locking|
|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|
|Weight||FIA regulation 1,200 kg minimum (1,360 kg with driver and co-driver)|