To say that the new Citroen DS3 rally car has some big shoes to fill is like saying that Megan Fox is hot. Well, duh.

Following in the footsteps of the C4 rally car isn’t always the best place to get your feet wet in the world of rally. This is especially true since the C4, which has been running for four years, already has a laundry list of accomplishments, including three driver’s championships and two manufacturer’s championships. Can you take the heat, DS3?

Nevertheless, Citroen is ready to unveil their next-generation rally race, which was built with a smaller, normally aspirated engine to adhere to the new rules that are going to be enforced in the World Rally Championship beginning in the 2011 season.

The C3 rally car is scheduled to have its public unveiling at the Paris Motor Show next week. But before that, Citroen has released a new teaser video of the new rally car. We’re dying to find out how the DS3 can handle the enormous shadow cast by its predecessor. Although we won’t be able to find that out until next year, we’re likewise excited to see how the new rally car looks.


Source: World Rally Championship

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  (570) posted on 11.8.2010

Owning one of these here in the states would be awesome.

  (858) posted on 11.5.2010

I usually avoid to compare newly emerged cars to those that already exist. But in my eyes this one definitely looks like a mixture of Mini and new Ford Fiesta (I’m referring to both grill and bonnet). Nonetheless it is a good looking car and more enjoyable than the Cactus Concept!

  (247) posted on 10.11.2010

Owning one of these here in the states would be awesome. A car very few people have ever seen (here at least) and it’s good looking to boot. I want one.

  (309) posted on 10.6.2010

Not crazy about the overdone color scheme, but I like this little bugger. Haven’t said that about a euro-hatch since the Renault R5.

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