The Citroën DS3 WRC is the World Rally Automobile constructed for the Citroën World Rally Workforce by Citroën Racing to be used from the 2011 World Rally Championship season. It’s primarily based upon the Citroën DS3 street automotive, and replaces the extremely profitable Citroën C4 WRC. It’s constructed to the brand new World Rally Automobile laws for 2011, that are primarily based upon the prevailing Tremendous 2000 laws, however is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine reasonably than the usually aspirated 2-litre engine present in Tremendous 2000 automobiles.
Improvement work on the automotive has been carried out throughout 2010 by Citroën drivers Sébastien Loeb, Dani Sordo, Sébastien Ogier and take a look at driver Philippe Bugalski in addition to sister Peugeot drivers Kris Meeke and Stéphane Sarrazin.
The engine has been particularly developed for this automotive (older laws required that the engine be primarily based on an present mass-produced engine’s cylinder block and head gasket). It formally develops 300 bhp (223.7 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 350 N·m (35.7 kgf·m) at 3,250 rpm.
CONVERTED FROM WRC3 (WRC 2012)