The DS 3 Racing, known in full as Citroën DS3 Racing, is a limited-production, high-performance version of the Citroën DS3.
A 204 hp (152 kW) version of the DS 3, the DS 3 Racing, was introduced at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. It is the road version of Citroën's rally specification DS3 R3. The new 0-60 mph time is 6.3 seconds and the increased top speed is 146 mph (236 km/h).
The DS 3 Racing is offered in only two colours, Polar White with Carbon Grey trim accents or Obsidian Black with Vibrant Orange accents including roof, wheels and interior. Besides these unique colour schemes, the DS 3 Racing is distinguished from other trim levels by the use of real carbon fibre on the front splitter, grill, wheel arches and rear diffuser. Additionally, carbon fibre is prominently featured on the interior.
In October 2011, Citroën announced that they were planning on building a total of 2,400 DS 3 Racing units, significantly more than the 1,000 initially planned.
Added in the Santa's Gift Update, the DS 3 Racing is a mid-end Class D car.
The DS 3 Racing specialises in acceleration and drifting. While it can otherwise be described as being well-balanced in all performance aspects, the DS 3 accelerates much more quickly than other cars in its class. Due to its high acceleration rating, combined with its above average performance in other respects, the DS 3 is potentially useful in multiplayer races and Events. It is worth noting that Events involving mid-end Class D cars always feature the DS 3 as the dominant car.
The DS 3 Racing was purchaseable for 105,000 prior to the Motorcycles Update; it currently obtainable only through the Assembly system. 12 of its Common-rarity Blueprints are needed to assemble it. Assembly time is 2 hours but can be skipped for 195. It costs 724,370 to max out.
The Citroën DS 3 Racing appears as a mid turf 1 car in Asphalt Overdrive. It was only available in a special event which has expired. It could provide 50% extra takedown score.