Citroen unveiled a new diet rally car for private drivers who fancy competing in local and national rallies, or those who just want to have some serious fun. The DS3 RRC (Regional Rally Car) is not a full-on WRC sort of rally car, but a tarted up version of the road going DS3 with some rally bits bolted onto it.
The RRC also looks different than the real WRC car, and it has a different tune for its 1.6 liter turbo engine. the brakes are also smaller, and the water-cooling system has been removed. aother major difference is aerodynamics. The RRC’s bumper intakes are smaller and the rear spoiler complies with the S2000 standards.
DS3 RRC has 275 bhp, which is a bit lower than the world rally car, but still plenty for the little DS3. So the car is capable enough to be eligible for championships below WRC level, including ERC and some national championships.
What it shares with the WRC version include reinforced body with welded, multi-point roll cage offering a high level of safety and resilience, MacPherson suspensions and Citroën Racing adjustable shock absorbers, six-speed sequential gearbox, etc.
Citroen is yet to reveal the pricing for DS3 RRC.