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Citroen reveals hot hatch DS3

Citroen’s DS3 Racing model will be available to order from September 1 priced from £23,100. Citroen DS3 Racing

Developed by Citroen Racing, the team behind five WRC manufacturer’s titles and six driver titles, the hot DS3 has a tuned 1.6-litre THP engine which produces 207bhp. The DS3 Racing will hit 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds and will go on to a top speed of 146mph.

The new model is based on the top-of-the-range DS3 DSport THP 150, but includes carbon fibre components such as the rear diffuser, front bumper, side rubbing strips and wheel arch extensions. The interior features a revised centre console, steering wheel and door inserts.

The £23,100 pricing takes into account the new rate of 20% as first deliveries are not expected until early 2011.

Citroën has confirmed that 200 RHD cars will come to the UK and the company has already had 1,500 enquiries through its website.

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