Although Citroën has unveiled the new C3, which will be launched in May, it has not forgotten the current generation, which continues its commitment to the World Rally Championship in the Rally2 category and which, for the new 2024 season, unveils a new line full of audacity.
Citroën and rallying is a great love story that has lasted for several years and has allowed the brand to win eight World Rally Championship titles between 2003 and 2012. This commitment to rallying continues today with the C3 Rally2, of which 150 units have been delivered worldwide. For the new year, Citroën is offering a brand new livery that highlights the brand's new logo and the colour red, which recalls the brand's historic link with rallying and underlines the sporting DNA of Citroën Racing.
The new design of the C3 Rally2 is the result of a collaboration between Citroën Style and Citroën Racing to reinforce the brand's identity with dynamic and striking graphics, while leaving room for all members of the #C3Rally2Family to express their personality. The new Citroën C3 Rally2 will unveil its new colours during the Monte Carlo Rally, which will take place from 25 to 28 January, with the two crews Yohan Rossel/Arnaud Dunand and Nikolay Gryazin/Konstantin Aleksandrov at the wheel.
François Wales, Stellantis Motorsport Customer Competition Director: "Building on our 2023 season, the C3 Rally2 family and the Citroën Racing teams are attacking 2024 with impatience and audacity! We are proud of this new design of the C3 Rally2 and of the close collaboration between the Citroën Design and Citroën Racing teams that has made it possible. We are proud to show our colours and our ambitions for the 2024 season, in the WRC2 and in the continental and national championships, and we are convinced that the tireless work of the Citroën Racing technical teams will pay off! "
For these new colours, the Citroën C3 Rally 2 relies on the brand's new logo, which plays a central role, particularly on the roof where the rafters face forward, to underline the performance and speed of the C3 Rally2. Larger versions extend from the side windows to the rear wheels to display the Citroën brand identity. Two closely spaced white bands, symbolising the chevrons, are also repeated on all sides of the car. At the front, they are placed horizontally at the bottom of the car, as if to visually anchor it to the ground. On the sides, they are placed in a more familiar diagonal, meeting at the rear of the roof. But it is above all the contrast between the two colours used, including Citroën's signature Rouge André, that makes this C3 Rally 2 stand out. For Pierre Leclercq, Citroën's design director, "highlighting Citroën's new identity was the key element of the brief for the design of the new C3 Rally2 livery. Our designers rose to the challenge with a bold but sober graphic that plays on the refined style of the chevrons. The red and black extended biton of the official Citroën Racing version highlights this new design. "