Known as ‘le petit bolide’ – the little racer – the DS 3 WRC is the latest in a trio of title-winning world rally cars developed by Citroën. Launched in 2011 to comply with new FIA technical regulations, the DS 3 delivered the French firm the manufacturers’ title that year and in 2012.

Engine type In-line four cylinder, 1.6 litre, turbocharged
Bore / stroke 83.0 mm / 73.8 mm
Power (max) 315 hp (232 kW) at 6,200 rpm
Torque (max) 425 Nm at 5,000 rpm
Transmission type Four-wheel drive
Gearbox Sadev sequential shift, six forward gears and one reverse
Differentials Mechanical front and rear
Clutch Double-disc sintered metal
Suspension MacPherson struts with adjustable dampers
Steering Power-assisted rack and pinion
Brakes Ventilated disc brakes (front diameter 355mm on tarmac)
Wheels 8 x 18 inch for tarmac, 7 x 15 inch for gravel
Length 3,976 mm
Width 1,820 mm
Wheelbase 2,480 mm
Weight FIA regulation 1,200 kg minimum (1,360 kg with driver and co-driver)


03 Jan 2014


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