Tuesday | 20 Sep 2016

Citroën confirms 2017 World Rally Car name

Citroën has provided the most in-depth visual insight yet into its 2017 FIA World Rally Championship challenger by issuing exciting new images and confirming it will be named the C3 WRC.

The C3 WRC concept car will be on show at the Paris Motor Show, which opens to the public on 1 October. Although not the finished version, Citroën says it is ‘very close’ to the final design of the car which will make its WRC debut at Rallye Monte-Carlo next January.

The French manufacturer took a WRC sabbatical this season to develop its 2017 car to exciting new championship regulations, bringing more power, bigger aerodynamics and dynamic looks.

“Very close the finalised car, the C3 WRC concept car hints at the intentions of the Citroën style centre without giving everything away about its final form. Based on the New C3, it retains all of its curves and fresh appeal,” Citroën said.

“While the final version that will race in the championship will be fully compliant with current FIA WRC regulations, the C3 WRC concept car is already almost there. Indeed, its width has been designed with these new regulations in mind, as have the front and rear aerodynamic adornments.”

Citroën began testing its 2017 challenger in April, headed by lead driver Kris Meeke with support from Stéphane Lefebvre and Craig Breen.

Take a look at Citroën’s dramatic video of the C3 WRC concept car in action in Portugal below.

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