Citroen DS3R driven
After three very fast hatches on Sunday’s Top Gear, here’s another hot challenger...
Posted: 18 Apr 2011
OK, OK, the sticker set is an option, and if the orange wheels are a bit much for you, there's always an alternative white body with dark-grey roof and wheels. But, even so, the visual messages here are very clear. This car is hardcore, it's focused and loud and proud and it's obviously not going to suffer fools. It's the nearest thing going to Sébastien Loeb's brand-new World Rally car.
Well, you're just going to have to ignore those visual messages. The first mile you drive tells you this isn't a car that'll bite your arm off. It feels at first remarkably like the regular 150bhp DS3 Sport that I drive every day. The ride is stiffer, sure, but not punishing. And at town speeds, it's not harsh and the suspension doesn't clang. It rounds off the worst of the potholes.