Citroën’s rally winning heritage is stamped all over this streetable version of its WRC car driven by seven-time world champion Sebastian Loeb. The influence on its design is obvious and it translates to pure fun on- or off-road. Exclusivity comes standard as only 1000 were built. As hot hatches go, few match the deliberate rally-inspired design in the DS3R.
The DS3 Racing, a road-going version of the DS3 R3 rally car, is offered in only two colors: Polar White with Carbon Grey trim accents and Obsidian Black with Vibrant Orange accents including the roof, wheels, and interior. Besides these unique colors, it is unique in that it uses carbon fiber on the front splitter, grill, wheel arches, and rear diffuser, as well as the interior.
It uses a 1.6L turbocharged THP 4-cylinder engine producing 204 hp (152 kW) and 203 ft·lb (275 N·m). The car uses a six-speed manual sending power to the front wheels. It has a front-biased weight distribution, with 60% of its weight transmitted to the front, and it weighs 2568 lb (1165 kg).