Citroen DS3R driven
After three very fast hatches on Sunday’s Top Gear, here’s another hot challenger...
Posted: 18 Apr 2011
As speed rises on a bumpy stretch, the damping really begins to breathe. It also keeps nicely composed over crests and dips. You can feel the expertise of the Citroen Racing engineers here - a rally car lives or dies by its ability to shrug off the commotion of the surface beneath it without getting knocked off-course. In a road car, it brings a lovely feeling of control, and a comfort that's satisfyingly precise - the aristocratic dampers are better able to quash small residual shudders, so the whole car feels better put together than the standard one. Besides which, bumps don't send your body bouncing around the place, because the Racing's enormo-bucket seats hug you fondly into the bosom of the car's movements.