- Hot 1.6-litre 207bhp engine - 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds - Premiere of official rally version
Citroen's motorsport arm - Citroen Racing - has turned its hand to the DS3 and developed the DS3 Racing, revealed at the Paris Motor Show. It's seriously swift, but the French firm's boffins have kept emissions as low as possible, too.
What's all the fuss about?
Citroen Racing is the team behind the company's successful World Rally Car and its input has resulted in a DS3 with a 207bhp 1.6-litre engine and 203lb.ft of torque.
That means 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds and 146mph flat out - not bad for a small hatchback. According to Citroen, the DS3 Racing can cover a kilometre from a standing start in 26.5 seconds and CO2 emissions have been limited to 149g/km.
Anything that stands out?
It might be a performance special, but the DS3 Racing is also pretty well specced with automatic air conditioning, Bluetooth phone connectivity and an eight-speaker sound system.
Citroen has also pulled the wraps off the official DS3 World Rally Car. It features a 296bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, four-wheel drive and a six-speed sequential gearbox.
The DSC WRC car will make its debut in the sport next year.
Estimated release date: 2011
Estimated cost: Around £20,000