Citroen DS3 Racing – Yahoo Cars

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An odd mix. The DS3 boasts 204bhp from a 1.6-litre petrol engine, Racing tweaked suspension and looks, combined with a supple ride and loads of equipment. Just 200 will be in the UK; in either a garish black and scheme or more dignified and grey.

At £23,100 it#39;s against some pretty competition, with rivals everything from Renault#39;s Mégane 250 Cup to MINI#39;s John Works models.

Is it any good?

Elements of it are very indeed, but as a complete package oddly compromised. Although wider and lower, and on larger alloy wheels, the DS3 Racing with surprising quality. supple, easing over and ripples in the roads where its would thump and bump. The is quick and offers some which, given how busy be at the wheel, is useful.

The engine revs freely, strongly right up to its redline, but what all that power to the front wheels that

There#39;s plenty of movement at the and carbon fibre covered wheel as the DS3 Racing attempts to put its power. It lacks the traction of its with the front wheels for grip on the way to its 6.5-second 0-62mph The ESP#39;s traction control help, letting a lot of slip intervening rather abruptly.

The DS3 Racing understeers a lot (in admittedly conditions during our test), the nose pushing wide not on tighter corners but also on radius bends. Wind it a notch and it is easy to drive and but it lacks the precision and control of its when you ask more from it.

forgive it a lot for the concept car like though. It demonstrates the DS3 Racing#39;s is more than raw speed. In guise it gains some chrome and carbon fibre and there#39;s a pair of figure-hugging to hold you tightly too, but clearly more about than lap times.

Should I call the bank

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You might have to. The £23,100 asks for the DS3 Racing is on the high For that you could have a Cooper Works MINI, or, if you to go up in size, Renault#39;s Mégane 250 Cup both being a good bit driver orientated than the

More natural competition is VW#39;s Scirocco in GT 2.0 TFSI

A decent 44.1mpg combined figure means sensible costs, while its 149g/km CO 2 is impressive. Only 200 will be to the UK and demand is high, so residual should be strong, too. specification is high as well, the only options on offer satnav and the rather unnecessary pack.


The DS3 Racing feels a luxury car trying to be a fast one than a fast car trying to be a one. That might it out for the more … driving but it will appeal to those a highly specified, comfortable and hatchback.

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