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Citroen DS3 R3 specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 1100 kg (2425 lbs)
Power / weight 191 ps (188 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 318 Nm (235 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2010
Origin country France
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Submitted by Georg

Powertrain

Engine type inline4 high pressure Turbo 16V
Displacement 1.6 l (98 ci)
Power 210 ps (207 bhp / 154 kw)
Torque 350 Nm (258 lb-ft)
Power / liter 131 ps (129 hp)
Transmission 6 speed sequential
Layout front engine, front wheel drive
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Fangio Man  7y ago

Close to the WRC...

But not in performance...


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ZX  9y ago

Yes, this car is allowed to ride on the road


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qq  9y ago

Can we get a number-plate for this car?
It can be seen in the picture, but I would say it's not a real one for this car.

By the way, here's a report saying that DS3 RACING is a road-going companion to DS3 R3.
http://www.insideline.com/citroen/ds3/citroen-ds3-racing-will-start-at-35565.html


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Dejan  10y ago

Every rally car can be driven on public roads!!! You can also buy WRC car, so what dont you publish also wrc cars??? You dont have a clue!


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the race  10y ago

i think this car should be deleted...are so many rally cars that can be driven in the road...so should ad it all? dont think soo...and dont be lying yourself that a mag will test this,the magazines will test the proper road version the ds3 racing so better delete it.


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BumRush  10y ago

If car magazines tests and what no tend to ignore these kinds, then i say we do too, Unless it comes up with a laptime.


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Georg  10y ago

I just added it to talk about... so we can come to a agreement what we do with cars like this.

The info comes from Citroen... even if you buy it you can´t realy go amateur Rally with it because you need to buy special kits to upgrade it to real Rally spec..
Like the gravel kit ..which you need on loose ground because out of the box this car can only go tarmac.

The car is build under FIA Group 3 RT rules means nearly everything has to be standart production, like the chassie which is the production steel body only reinforced by a weld in roll cage (something similar you get in a Renault Megane R26.R or a Porsche GT3 RS)

I have looked at the Citroen Germany homepage were this car ins´t offered so far... but the old C2 R2 a similar car... there they claim that they have sold 400 C2 R2 in Europe...thats more than most of the hypercars we have here... thats 20times more cars like a Mugan Honda Civic Type RR

On the other hand it is amazing that car magazines tend to ignore cars like this...


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BumRush  10y ago

Well, if its street lega, then keep it, its not like a go kart or anything,(Cough Radical Cough) keep it or delete it, either way its all good, OR, delete it untill a laptime shows up, then ad it, but, since its already here, you might as well keep it.


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NIN  10y ago

The only info I know is from what Georg posted. Even if it is a \"special order\" from Citroen, I think it belongs since it is street legal from an OEM.

As for the \"Pandora\'s Box\" it will open, we\'ll deal with them one at a time, I guess.


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LJUTICA  10y ago

As much as you guys want this car to be accepted,I must admit that so do I. Why? Well,\'cause it would open doors to many other great (semi-race) cars whose main purpose is laptime breaking which makes them ideal for this site especially because we\'d have heap of laptimes from these.
The question that I\'m asking is:\"Is this car serial production.\"-because this question has been critical in defining subsistence of many former cars with similar issues.
Now, this isn\'t car from Citroen\'s model palette catalogue, isn\'t it?
I\'m not trying to be partybreaker, just realistic.


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NIN  10y ago

fact it is avaible for everyone, it is road legal all around in europe which makes it a expansive prodcution hatchback

That\'s good enough for me. Keep it...and I hope there is a road test with some numbers soon.


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LJUTICA  10y ago

@Georg

Well, it\'s a tough one, I\'m not sure.
Let\'s try to rationalize this way:
It can be bought by a \"civilian\" and road driven but:
It is not a homologation special like old BX 4TC (road car), C2 GT, 205 Turbo 16 or BMW (e46) M3 GTR (street version).
It is a car that is available at a special order, and a car that is not, well, supposed to be road driven. I\'d say it\'s more like Porsche\'s RSR than RS, yet you might not agree.
So, my opinion is to delete this car after all. Thank you.


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Anonymous.  10y ago

No delete it.


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E  10y ago

Yes as in keep it lol. I read your last statement too fast Georg.


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V  10y ago

and why it has not performance stats?


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E  10y ago

I say we keep everything, so I guess it\'s yes from me.


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Georg  10y ago

@all

what should we do with cars like this one... the Citroen DS3 R3 is a car build for amateur racing BUT... Everyone can buy it via Citroen dealer ...and it is road legal ... it is like a Porsche GT3 RS for hot hatchback ...
It is expansive costing 90,000Euro but offers FIA race ready Rally car with a 6speed sequential gearbox which is unique in the hatchback class.. most components areidentical to the standart DS3 ... they added just some spicy expansive road leagl race stuff like the transmission, roll cage, race seats, fully adjustable suspension etc...

fact it is avaible for everyone, it is road legal all around in europe which makes it a expansive prodcution hatchback..

or should we delet it?

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