Citroen DS3R driven
After three very fast hatches on Sunday’s Top Gear, here’s another hot challenger...
Posted: 18 Apr 2011
Its biggest trouble, no doubt, comes from RenaultSport. For this money, you can have nearly 50 more horses in the Megane 250. For £5k less, there's the Clio RenaultSport 200. The little Renault lacks a turbo, which means if you're to go fast you've got to be flailing at the gearlever like a man possessed. That's the fun of it: it's a bewitchingly precise and absorbing driving tool. But the rest of the time, it's a bit sparse. It's the car that you'd imagine the stickered-up DS3 Racing would be.
Instead, the Racing is something else. Not the thing it looks like, maybe, but nonetheless a thing we like very much.