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
But it’s only on the initial part of the bend – at
all the other points, you can really feel the back end moving around, and the
steering is so light and fast that it’s easy to react to it. It’s great the way
the DS3 seems to pivot around you. You’re at the centre of its universe.
All this makes the Citroen feel like a proper rally car. I was lucky enough to drive Loeb’s WRC car last year, and although that feels a lot more sophisticated in the way it rides and handles, all the major touch points in the DS3 R3 and the WRC car are surprisingly similar.