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Another winning Citroen
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When technical regulations changed for 2011, Citroen had to design a new car from scratch. Move towards smaller cars meant ditching C4 as base car and in came new DS3. Aesthetically, the street version of the car is downright horrible and rally car is only little better in that department. But technically and that's where it matters, it was superb.

Compared to C4 WRC, DS3 WRC is shorter by 27 cm but a little wider and what's more important, sported 20 mm wider track. Shorter wheelbase means car is more nervous at speed but increased width makes it more stable on corners. New regulations limit engine capacity to 1.6 liters but curiously enough, official power quoted from the engine is still at nominal 300 horsepower limit. Maximum torque is only 350 Nm (as opposed to 568 Nm for two-liter unit of C4).

Mechanically, center differential was banned and car had to do with mechanical front and rear differentials instead. Gearbox has six speeds but is now operated manually from gear level mounted on the floor.

Statistics
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Debut WRC event: Sweden 2011
Best WRC result: 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Mexico 2011
 1st by Sebastien Ogier in Portugal 2011
 1st by Sebastien Ogier in Jordan 2011
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Sardinia 2011
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Argentina 2011
 1st by Sebastien Ogier in Acropolis 2011
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Finland 2011
 1st by Sebastien Ogier in Deutschland 2011
 1st by Sebastien Ogier in Alsace 2011
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Catalunya 2011
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Monte Carlo 2012
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Mexico 2012
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Argentina 2012
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Acropolis 2012
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in New Zealand 2012
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Finland 2012
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Deutschland 2012
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Alsace 2012
 1st by Mikko Hirvonen in Sardinia 2012
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Catalunya 2012
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Monte Carlo 2013
 1st by Sebastien Loeb in Argentina 2013
 1st by Daniel Sordo Castillo in Deutschland 2013
 1st by Kris Meeke in Argentina 2015
 1st by Kris Meeke in Portugal 2016
 1st by Kris Meeke in Finland 2016
Rallies contested: 67  (works entries)
WRC starts: 146  (works entries)
Outright wins: 26  (wins to rallies ratio 38.8%)
Podiums: 67  (podiums to starts ratio 45.9%)
DNF's: 19  (DNF's to starts ratio 13.0 %)
Points scored: 1896  (manufacturer championship points)
Avg points per rally: 28.3  
Technical data
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Group and class World Rally Car (2011)
Engine
Location: Front
Turbo: Yes
Cylinders: 4 in line
Valves: 16
Bore x stroke: 82.0 x 75.5 mm
Cubic capacity: 1598 cc
Power: 300 hp
Torque: 350 Nm
Dimensions
Length: 3948 mm
Width: 1820 mm
Wheelbase: 2461 mm
Front track: 1618 mm
Rear track: 1618 mm
Weight: 1200 kg
Transmission
Drive: 4WD
Gears: 6
Sequential: Yes
Clutch plates: 2
Citroen DS3 WRC
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