A NEW CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF CITROËN RACING
Since it was founded in 1919, CITROËN has always impressed with its capacity to tackle and pull off bold, sporting challenges. In the 1950s, the Brand’s models claimed its first major victories in rallying. However, it wasn’t until the start of the 1980s that the contemporary period truly began. In 2016, CITROËN has decided to return to the WRC with the New C3, symbol of the brand’s commercial offensive. A new chapter in this amazing story is about to begin…
A MUSCULAR DESIGN
Citroën C3 WRC’s muscular shape and unique design are immediately striking. Like the production New C3, the WRC bristles with freshness and energy, backed by rugged strength. The aerodynamic changes, made possible by the less restrictive regulations, actively contribute to the performance of the car.
The rear bumper has been carefully designed to boost the expulsion of gravel and snow on loose surfaces. These aerodynamic forms are echoed in the 3D rear lamps, which lend a unique, high-tech identity to New Citroën C3. Crowned by the centrally-positioned exhaust pipe, the rear diffuser provides yet further downforce by expelling the flow of air that passes underneath the car. Lastly, a spectacular rear spoiler completes the aerodynamic system. It consists of a lower “shovel” and a more complex upper level. For increased efficiency, the spoiler assembly is set back and raised by 50mm compared with the previous regulations.
FROM THE TOWN TO THE TRAIL
New Citroën C3 has innovative, modern technology to make driving more enjoyable and easier. Discover the ConnectedCAM Citroën™ (optional), a full HD connected camera, connected 3D Navigation with voice recognition, Reversing Camera, Lane Departure Warning System and Blind Spot Monitoring System.
THE BEST ENGINE EVER DESIGNED BY CITROËN RACING
“I think it is safe to say that the Citroën C3 WRC has the most accomplished engine we have ever built. Whilst competing in the WTCC, we were able to take a step back from our experience in rallying and that enabled us to tackle this challenge with a new outlook. The framework of the GRE regulations is strict, but it provides sufficient freedom for new solutions to be devised. We have very boldly opted for some very radical technological solutions, which I obviously won’t detail here! But we’re proud of the work we have done, especially on reducing friction. It’s all the more pleasing that these advances will one day be rolled out on our production models, across the entire Citroën range.”
Patrice Davesne, Engine Manager