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by Brett Davis

Due to popular demand, Citroen Racing has decided to increase overall production from 1000 to 2000 for the special edition Citroen DS3 Racing. Despite this, the boss of Citroen Racing has admitted a total of 2000 units may not be enough.

Since its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the Citroen DS3 Racing has been very popular among hot hatch enthusiasts, and has been selling extremely well in Europe, with buyers opting for the quirky little sports hatch over its main rivals, such as the Mini Cooper S.

Head of Citroen Racing, Olivier Quesnel, said in a recent report that he hopes Citroen Racing will increase the production limit even further than the now-2000 unit total. He says demand for the car has been very high.

It’s no wonder, really, with its flash exterior design and sporty interior decor. The car is also backed up by a potent little 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine offering 147kW and 275Nm – around the same specification as the MINI Cooper John Cooper Works.

Unfortunately, Citroen Australia doesn’t provide the DS3 Racing in the local line-up, but we do get the Citroen DS3 DSport and Citroen DS3 DStyle. These cars offer similarly styled exterior and interior, but miss out on the higher-spec DS3 Racing engine, sportier suspension and larger tyre and wheel package.

Read CarAdvice’s full drive review of the Citroen DS3 Racing.




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