• Sep 25th 2010 at 5:04PM
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Citroën DS3 WRC teaser – Click above to watch video after the jump

Citroën's DS3 WRC entrant, the car they've chosen to adapt to the new regulations, will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show next week. Among the deluge of pics and videos teasing all manner of creations we'll be seeing on the French floor, the Gallic firm has strung together a few shadowy snippets of the hot hatch that Sébastien Loeb will pilot next year (according to him, his final year) in his attempt to win yet another title. He'll have to beat the new Mini Countryman WRC along the way. Follow the jump to be teased. Hat tip to Dan

[Source: YouTube via WRC.com]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      "It'd already be better than incumbents like the Subaru Impreza WRX STi and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X."

      How is it better than the two in rally? I'm pretty sure you can take a stock wrx sti and evo and do some of those dirt rally, I forgot what the actual name is. I doubt you can take a stock R8 and rally it in one of em stock rally events without crying about expensive repair bills.
      • 4 Years Ago
      On the subject of the WRC, is it just me or has there been a general lack of interest this sport since only Citroen and Ford are the main manufacturers now?
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're right. Also FIA tamed the rallies themselves, making them somewhat unappealing. You know, there used to be night stages and rallies that lasted three or four days, and that was until about twenty years ago. Also, cars must be street legal (there can no longer be any prototypes like e. g. Lancia Delta S4 or Ford RS200), and not all automotive brands have 2.0 turbo, AWD, front-engined cars in their line-up. It would be just too expensive to build special models for rallying. And the 2011 regulations will take away further interest in rallies.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I still don't understand why someone hasn't modified an Audi R8 to race in one of these. It'd already be better than incumbents like the Subaru Impreza WRX STi and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X.
        • 4 Years Ago
        WRC rules impose a 2.0 litre front-mounted engine, which precludes the R8. I'd like to see an A3 rallying, though: now that would be a comeback! For the moment Audi seems to find more potential in LMP1, where it can develop its TDi technologies.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Huh, I didn't know that WRC restricts because Canadian Rally Cross has separate classes where the top class is any engine over 3.0L or turbocharged.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i think it'd be out of the class, they have specific rules for displacement, turbos, air restriction, etc.

        an audi r4 would be a pretty sweet wrc car once/if it ever comes to fruition.

        although i do think VAG runs a skoda in WRC so i doubt they'd put an audi running against it.

        the new golf r20 would be a cool rally car.
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