Citroën unveils new 2017 C3 WRC for 2017 World Rally season

Citroën Racing have unveiled their new car for the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship season.

After a year’s absence, the French manufacturer has launched their new car for the World Rally Championship, the 2017 Citroën C3 WRC.

Whilst the finalised car is being completed, the concept model of 2017 C3 WRC is almost complete. Based on the road model of the C3, the chassis for the WRC car is 55 millimetres larger than the road-legal version, which allows for greater aerodynamic freedom, as well as adding a spoiler for the front bumper.

The finalised version of the 2017 Citroën C3 WRC will comply with the FIA’s regulations for 2017, which involves the cars being 25 kilograms lighter and more powerful than last season’s cars.

The 2017 WRC cars will output at 380 brake horsepower, compared with 320bhp for the 2016 WRC cars.

Citroën will be launching the new C3 WRC car at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October for the public to see in person for the first time. With a video unveiling the 2017 C3 WRC concept car in action, created by Citroën and ScanLab Projects.

The C3 WRC will make its official début in the World Rally Championship at the 2017 Rallye Monte Carlo in late January 2017, in the hope of adding more titles to its current eight manufacturer titles and 96 wins to Citroën Racing’s tally.