Since it was founded in 1919, Citroën has always impressed with its capacity to take on and pull off bold, sporting challenges. In the 1950s, the Brand claimed its first major victory in rallying. However, it wasn’t until the start of the 1980s that the contemporary period truly began. In 2016, Citroën has decided to return to the WRC with New C3, a symbol of the brand's commercial offensive. A new chapter in this amazing story is about to begin with Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle representing Citroën in the WRC 2017 Championships.
"I think it is safe to say that Citroën C3 WRC has the most accomplished engine we have ever built. Whilst competing in the WTCC, we were able to take a step back from our experience in rallying and that enabled us to tackle this challenge with a new outlook. The framework of the GRE regulations is strict, but it provides sufficient freedom for new solutions to be devised. We have very boldly opted for some radical technological solutions, which I obviously won't detail here! But we're proud of the work we've done, especially on reducing friction. It's all the more pleasing that these advances will one day be rolled out on our production models, across the entire Citroën range."
Patrice Davesne, Engine Manager