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WRC3 was thought to be an intermediate model between WRC2 and new, facelifted Accent for 2004. There is little new and nothing radical in WRC3, main differences being yet more suspension travel, modifications to hydraulic power steering, cooling improvements and new dampers.

Perhaps biggest single difference from previous models is that with WRC3 MSD moved engine development from Mountune to in-house. Engine internals included new pistons, combustion chamber redesigned and various parts had been lightened. According to Graham Moore who was appointed as chief engineer after Nick Clipson left, the MSD prepared engines are recognised from orange engine block.

Since introduction of WRC3 HWRT had difficult times as budget shrunk. Castrol did not renew sponsorship contract for 2003 and team had to restrict development and testing. This reflected badly on results.

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Debut WRC event: Corsica 2002
Best WRC result: 5th by Juha Kankkunen in New Zealand 2002
Rallies contested: 26  (works entries)
WRC starts: 71  (works entries)
Outright wins: 0  
Podiums: 0  
DNF's: 41  (DNF's to starts ratio 57.7 %)
Points scored: 21  (manufacturer championship points)
Avg points per rally: 0.8  
Technical data
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Group and class World Rally Car
Engine
Location: Front transverse
Turbo: Yes
Cylinders: 4 in line
Valves: 16
Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 90.0 mm
Cubic capacity: 1998 cc
Power: 300 hp
Torque: 520 Nm
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Dimensions
Length: 4200 mm
Width: 1770 mm
Height: 1332 mm
Wheelbase: 2440 mm
Front track: 1550 mm
Rear track: 1550 mm
Weight: 1230 kg
Transmission
Drive: 4WD
Gearbox: Longitudinal
Gears: 6
Sequential: Yes
Clutch plates: 3
Clutch diameter: 140 mm
Accent WRC3, Freddy Loix, New Zealand 2003
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Freddy Loix, New Zealand 2003 Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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