Following a year’s sabbatical, multiple World Rally Championship-winning team Citro?n Racing are coming back towards the WRC following a very effective year on the planet Touring Vehicle Championship.
Their newest competitor, dubbed the C3 WRC, was unveiled in the recent 2016 Paris Motor Show, with Citro?n claiming the idea is not far from the device that can make its debut in Monte Carlo the coming year.
They also have stated the 2017 vehicle will seem much rowdier, with Citro?n Racing’s Engine Manager, Patrice Davesne, stating: “With the brand new engine, we’ve more power at greater revs which means a lot more noise.” This really is mainly as a result of new FIA WRC technical regulation that has permitted turbo restrictors to become enlarged from 33mm to 36mm, supplying a 20 percent rise in ventilation and as a result lifting maximum output from 300bhp to 380bhp. Take a look at WRC’s video above for that full story.
For that 2017 season, the guidelines are also relaxed when it comes to the rules of aerodynamics, meaning cars is now able to designed wider and longer, permitting a lot more aggressive body styling although still retaining their original production base shape.
Obviously, Citro?n isn’t the only real manufacturer being released to experience in 2017 with a brand new vehicle Toyota is making its lengthy-anticipated World Rally Championship return using the Yaris WRC, and Hyundai lately required the wraps off its new i20 WRC.
What exactly do everyone think – will the brand new rules make rallying more desirable to everyone?
In either case, it’s nice to determine one worldwide motorsport championship allowing its competing cars to get more effective, faster and noisier rather of heading within the other direction.