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Citroen DS3 Racing

Citroen DS3 Racing

Citroen DS3 Racing

Citroen DS3 Racing white

Citroen DS3 Racing black

Year (of specifications) 2010
Engine(s) 1.6 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder
Transmission 5 speed manual FWD
Max speed 146 mph
0-60 6.5 seconds
Horsepower 207 hp
weight -

The Citroen DS3 Racing is a limited edition version of the DS3 which was developed by Citroën Racing - the team behind five WRC manufacturer’s titles and six driver’s titles for Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena.

With integrated carbon-trimmed components and specialist motorsport derived equipment, the DS3 Racing's tuned and turbo-charged 1.6-litre THP 150 engine develops 207hp - a power increase of almost 30% over the standard engine. The torque figure has been bumped up to 275Nm - a 15% increase over the standard car.

Engine modifications to the DS3 Racing includes a modified turbo, remapped ECU and new exhaust system components.

To improve the handling, the DS3 Racing has been given some chassis upgrades including the fitment of stiffer suspension springs, adapted front and rear shock absorbers (to handle the increased power), and the widening of the front and rear tracks by 30mm - plus lowering the car by 15mm - all dramatically change the driving dynamics.

The braking system has also been revised to compensate for the performance increase. The front wheels get 4-piston racing callipers and special disc-brakes - with drilled discs at the rear. For enhanced control, the ESP has been adapted to complement the sportier handling, but can be disengaged according to the driver’s preference.

It's not just a stripped down road rocket either. The Citroen DS3 Racing's standard equipment includes automatic digital air conditioning, Bluetooth with USB connectivity and an eight-speaker HiFi system. DS3 Racing also has some new features such as S.ESP (Switchable Electronic Stability Programme) and the Citroën eTouch Assistance System.

The Citroen DS3 Racing also features a bunch of carbon fiber bits, including components such as the rear diffuser, front bumper, side rubbing strips and wheel arch extensions. The interior has received the same special treatment and the extensive use of carbon fibre continues on the centre console, steering wheel and door inserts.

The Citroen DS3 Racing is available in two head turning color combinations, one with an Obsidian Black (pearlescent) body and a Sport Orange roof, the other features a Polar White body with a Carbon Grey roof.

Similar and related vehicles:
Citroen DS4 (2011)
Citroen C4 VTS (2004 - 2008)

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