NEWS: Citroën Announce fresh DS3 RRC: Regional Rally Car
Following the success of the Citroën Racing DS3 WRC, here is actually the fresh WRC-inspired DS3 Regional Rally Car (RRC) for private drivers, designed to gradually replace the Super 2000 style rally cars. the vehicle has been built to be used in championships below WRC level, including ERC as well as also also some national championships. Citroën say: “Visually different, with slight alterations under the bonnet, the RRC otherwise maintains the key strengths of the DS3 WRC. We are proud to present the DS3 RRC. Faithfully derived coming from the DS3 WRC, the double World Rally Championship-winning car*, which edition has been designed for private drivers as well as also also is actually suitable for use in a wide variety of competitions (WRC-2, ERC, MERC, etc.).”
Having come into force at the start of 2011, the fresh FIA World Rally Cars regulations allow manufacturers to produce a Regional Rally Car (RRC) variant of their designs. Set to gradually replace cars from the Super 2000 category, these products are intended for use from the championships below the level of the WRC: WRC- 2 (formerly S-WRC), European Rally Championship (ERC), Middle East Rally Championship (MERC), some national championships as well as also also so on.
the entire world Rally Championship-winning car in 2011 as well as also also 2012*, the Citroën DS3 WRC is actually currently available in an RRC edition. Visually, the two designs are different since the regulations are more restrictive as regards aerodynamic features on the RRC. The bumper intakes are smaller as well as also also the rear spoiler complies with the S2000 standards.
Under the bonnet, the 1.6-litre turbocharged direct-injection engine has been slightly modified, having a specific engine flywheel as well as also also a 30mm booster flange (compared with 33mm on the WRC). Maximum power output therefore drops to 275bhp. The some other significant change concerns the brakes in tarmac configuration: the diameter of the discs has been reduced coming from 355 to 350mm as well as also also the water-cooling system has been removed.
Aside coming from these alterations, the Citroën DS3 RRC maintains all the strengths of its big sister: reinforced Centeng with welded, multi-point roll cage offering a high level of safety as well as also also resilience, MacPherson suspensions as well as also also Citroën Racing adjustable shock absorbers, six-speed sequential gearbox, etc.
Developed over the summer during test sessions on gravel as well as also also tarmac, the Citroën DS3 RRC is actually currently available for leasing coming from Citroën Racing Technologies. Its modest running costs as well as also also versatility make which an intermediary option between the DS3 R3 as well as also also the DS3 WRC.
Structure Reinforced Centeng with welded, multi-point roll cage
Bodywork Steel as well as also also composite fibre
Type Citroën Racing – 1.6-litre turbocharged direct injection engine, having a 30mm
Bore x stroke 82×75.5mm
Maximum power 275bhp at 6,000rpm
Maximum torque 350Nm at 3,250rpm
Distribution Double overhead camshaft valve train driven by timing belt
4 valves per cylinder
Fuel feed Direct injection controlled by Magneti Marelli SRP-HP unit
Type Cerametallic twin-disk
Type Four-wheel drive
Gearbox Sadev six-speed sequential – Manual control
Differential Front as well as also also rear mechanical, auto-locking
Front Ventilated disks, 350mm (tarmac) as well as also also 300mm (gravel)
Water-cooled 4-piston callipers (tarmac)
Rear 300mm – 4-piston callipers
Distribution Adjustable coming from cockpit
Handbrake Hydraulic control
Shock absorbers Citroën Racing three-way adjustable shock absorbers
(low- as well as also also high-speed compression as well as also also rebound)
Type Hydraulic power-assisted steering
Tarmac 8×18’’ wheels – Michelin tyres
Gravel as well as also also snow 7×15’’ wheels – Michelin tyres
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT as well as also also CAPACITIES
Length / Width 3,948mm / 1,820mm
Wheel base 2,461mm
Track 1,618mm (front as well as also also rear)
Fuel tank 75 litres
Weight 1,200kg minimum / 1,350kg with driver pairing (regulations)