Citroen DS3 R3 rally car: driven
TopGear goes rallying in the racing version of Citroen’s shark-finned hot hatch, narrowly avoids trees and large ditches…
Posted: 08 Feb 2011
This car meets R3 regulations, so it has a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine with 210bhp, a paddle-shift gearbox, clever engine mapping that is changeable depending on what surface you’re on, and an all-new multi-function dash. But it’s also based on the DS3 road car, which means you can wander into your local Citroen dealer, buy a standard DS3, order the Euro 62,000 conversion kit from Citroen France, then spend about 500 man hours converting the road car into the rally car. What could be easier?