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we're Here At Circuit De Soie In Clermont For The Middle Of France It's All Part Of Citroen's Racing Experience Day Even Sebastien Loeb Here Testing His WTCC Rocket Will Be Driving These Ds3 Racing Cars The R1 The R3 And The Full-blown R5 Now We're Going To Skip The R1 And Go Straight To The R3 And We're Going To Graduate Up To The Full-blown R5 Designed To Promote Easier Access To Motorsport For All Citroen's Arsal Of Competition Versions Of The Road-going Ds3 Are Very Much The Real Deal And The Most Fun You Can Have Behind The Wheel Of A Citroen Ds3 Without Attracting The Attention Of The Jean Dom At Least In This Part Of The World As The Entry-level Parent Citron's Customer Racing Program The Ds3 R1 Makes Use Of The Front Wheel Drive Euro-spec Ds3 V TI 120 Production Model With A 1.6 Liter V TI Direct Injection Engine This Is Mated With A Standard 5-speed Manual Gearbox, But With Shorter Torque Settings The Whole Car Tips The Scale At Just 1100 Yellow. So, Even A Light Dab On The Throttle Produces Significantly More Go Than Its Road-going Sibling, But For Those Drivers Looking To Up The Pace And Get More Serious With Their Motors More The Ds3 Re/max Is The Blue Paw It Became Significantly More Potent Hardware Under The Bonnet For This Specification There's A 1.6 Liter Direct Injection Turbo Engine That Had Its Power Raised To 175 Kilowatts While Torque Now Peaks At 430 Newton Meters This Thing Is Properly Quick Not A Handful Mine Just A Lot More Acceleration On Tap There's A Proper Hydraulic Handbrake Operated By A Bright Yellow Lever While The Transmission Is A 6-speed Sequential System Using A Single Fat Monster-sized Paddle Shifter It's Hugely Satisfying Intoxicating Even When You're Flat Footing Down The Straightaways While Punching Out Those Rapid Fire Up Chips And Perfectly Synchronized Throttle Blipping On The Downshift The Standard Monocoque Chassis Has Been Reweld 'add And Fitted With A Multi-point Roll Cage The R3 Max Also Gets A Beefed Up Suspension System To Chassis Balance And Body Control Is Simply Brilliant With The Ds3 R3 Max Allowing The Car To Carry Uncanny Speeds Through The Surface Main Bendy Part Without.

So, Much As A Millimeter Of Body Roll This Is A Very Very Easy Racer To Push Hard The Top-shelf Ds3 R5 Is An Altogether Different Kettle Of Fish With Four-wheel Drive And Even More Power Than The R3 Car Power Is Up 534 Kilowatts To 209 Kilowatts Thanks To A Boost Pressure Increase At The 2.5 Bar The Transmission Is A Five-speed Sequential Gearbox With Limited Slip Front And Rear Differentials There's A Push-pull Lever That Requires Some New Rocker Muscle When Shifting Up And Down The Ratio Range Behind The Wheel The R5 Feels Similar To A WRC Car With Peak Power Available Over A Wider Rev Range At Full Tilt This Thing Makes For More Of A Racket It Definitely Feels More The Potent With Quicker Throttle Response, But After A Few Laps You Start To Savour That Extra Grunt And The Fact That You Think You're Shifting As Quickly As Loeb Sort Of Like Kidding Now You See This Interesting Contraption Over Here It's To Train Racing Drivers To Get Faster Reflexes And We're Gonna Have A Little Gut Did You Feel Phil Yeah Yeah Wait You.

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