Citroen reveals DS3 Regional Rally Car for private drivers image

Citroen Racing has revealed the DS3 Regional Rally Car (RRC) aimed at private drivers but which maintains the key performance of the DS3 WRC.

Inspired by the WRC model, the DS3 RRC is made to comply with Regional Rally Championship regulations, which will replace the old S2000 formula for use in series like the WRC-2 (formerly known as S-WRC), the European Rally Championship (ERC) and the Middle East Rally Championship (MERC).

The Citroen DS3 RRC features a reinforced body with welded, multi-point roll cage and a MacPherson suspension with three-way adjustable shock absorbers. The car is fitted with 18-inch wheels for tarmac or 17-inch wheels for gravel and snow, all with Michelin tires.

The car is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injection engine with a 30mm booster flange and specific engine flywheel. The engine is capable of developing 275 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 350 Nm of torque. The powerplant has four valves per cylinder and is paired with a Sadev six-speed sequential gearbox, allowing manual control. Both the front and the rear differentials are mechanical (auto-locking).

The braking system of the DS3 RRC consists of front (350mm tarmac / 300mm gravel) ventilated discs with four-piston calipers and rear 300mm discs with four-piston calipers.