Citroën DS3 WRC 2013. Rally version in Monaco
The Citroën DS3 WRC is the World Rally Car built for the Citroën World Rally Team by Citroën Racing for use from the 2011 World Rally Championship season. It is based upon the Citroën DS3 road car, and replaced the highly successful Citroën C4 WRC. It was built to the new World Rally Car regulations for 2011, which were based upon the existing Super 2000 regulations, but is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine rather than the normally aspirated 2-litre engine found in Super 2000 cars.
Development work on the car was carried out during 2010 by Citroën drivers Sébastien Loeb, Dani Sordo, Sébastien Ogier and test driver Philippe Bugalski, as well as sister Peugeot drivers Kris Meeke and Stéphane Sarrazin.
The engine has been specifically developed for this car (older regulations required that the engine be based on an existing mass-produced engine’s cylinder block and head gasket). It officially develops 220 kW (300 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 350 N⋅m (36 kgf⋅m) at 3,250 rpm.