Citroën Racing has presented officially the Citroën C3
WRC 2017, the World Rally Car of new generation with which the French firm
return to the World Rally after a year of absence as a team official. After
a 2016 in which the brand has focused all its efforts on the development of
this new C3 WRC and that has put an end to your project officer in
the WTCC, this presentation is the starting point to a new era in which
the signing of the PSA Group only has in mind to re-take the title.
The act of presentation of the Citroën C3 WRC 2017 has taken place in the towers, Etihad of Abu Dhabi, country of the hand of Khalid Al-Qassimi becomes a
once more the main sponsor of Citroen Racing, to such an extent that the
team of face-to-2017 is called Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team.
There, under the watchful eye of Yves Matton, Team Principal, has been unveiled for the first time the final version of the C3 WRC 2017 that will drive along
the next season Kris Meeke, Craig Breen, Stéphane Lefebvre and the occasional
the own Khalid Al-Qassimi.
In regards to the Citroën C3 WRC 2017, does not present
big surprises in relation to the unit test that we have seen in the
last days, although finally premiered the colors of war that already were able to see
in the Citroen C3 WRC Concept which used the mark as advertised in
the Paris Salon. Regarding that prototype, the new Citroën C3 WRC presents
a front much more prominent, with a pronounced front splitter. Not missing
the elements of the aerodynamic around the marked wheel arches that are a
of the hallmarks of this model.
the rear of The Citroën C3 WRC 2017 also features a new design marked definitely by the diffuser of great dimensions and
a rear wing, double plane away from what has been seen until now
in the Citroën DS3 WRC, a model that replaces the C3 WRC. All in all, el DS3
has yet to deliver his last service at the official team any time you
Craig Breen as he will drive in Monte carlo, while Kris Meeke and Stéphane Lefebvre
make its debut with the new car. In this aspect, Citroën Racing will have between two
and four Citroën C3 WRC in all the rallies of the season 2017.
technical data of the Citroën C3 WRC 2017
- Motor: 1.6 Turbo with direct injection. Available four-cylinder in-line
- Output: 380 HP
- Torque (approx.): 400 Nm
- Capacity: 1600 cc.
- Restrictor air: 36 mm diameter.
- maximum Speed (approx.): 200 km/h.
Gearbox sequential six-speed shift hydraulic.
Permanent all-wheel drive to the four wheels. Differential mechanical
front and rear with center differential, active hydraulic.
Front and rear MacPherson struts with adjustable shock absorbers.
- Brakes: front Discs and rear 300 mm with calipers of four
piston specification of gravel water-cooled. Disks
vented 370 / 330 mm with four-piston calipers in the configuration of asphalt.
- Tires: Michelin 650 mm 7in x 15in for gravel and snow. Michelin 650 mm 8in x 18in for asphalt.
- Measures: 4128 x 1875 mm
- Distance between axes: 2.540 mm
- Weight: 1.190 kg in a vacuum. To 1,350 kg with crew.
- fuel Tank: central Position. Homologated FIA.