C3 WRC: CITROËN RACING’S BIG RALLY COMEBACK.
At this year’s Paris Motor Show, the world is getting an exclusive first look at the WRC C3 concept car, a brawnier, sportier version of the New Citroën C3. The concept car heralds the arrival of the race car that will compete for the first time at the Monte-Carlo Rally in January 2017, with the challenge of establishing Citroën Racing’s comeback into the FIA World Rally Championship.
AN ULTRA-SPORTY C3
The C3 WRC concept car retains the curves, fresh appeal, and certain stylistic aspects of the New C3: a dual-level illuminated logo, two-tone canopy and accents echoing the colours of the canopy, all accompanied by additions from the racing world. A dark bumper, chrome chevrons stretching down to the LED daytime running lamps, carbon wing mirrors in racing yellow, an extra 55mm width for the chassis, and a front bumper with a spoiler to enhance the car’s aerodynamics. A sporty, chiselled design that comes in full colour.
A CONCEPT CAR DESIGNED TO BE A CONTENDER
The C3 WRC is first and foremost a car made for the track, with all of the characteristics of a future champ:
– Enhanced engine power to around 380bhp, made possible in particular by enlarging the diameter of the turbo flange to 36mm.
– Greater freedom with aerodynamics with a maximum width of 1875mm, a protruding front bumper and a rear bumper fitted with a diffuser.
– An enlarged rear spoiler moved further back for even greater aerodynamic support.
– The car is 25kg lighter.
– Electronic differential control is now allowed.
While you wait for the Monte Carlo Rally in January 2017, visit the Citroën stand in Hall 1, Aisle C, Stand 320!
SEE YOU AT THE PARIS MOTOR SHOW !