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New WRC cars set for unveiling

Dani Sordo, Citroen, Japan 2010The three manufacturers involved in next year's World Rally Championship will all unveil their next generation World Rally Cars at the Paris Motor Show tomorrow.

Ford will be the first to take the wraps off the Fiesta RS WRC. Citroen will then show the DS3 WRC to the world for the first time, before Mini's Countryman WRC is unwrapped just weeks after it started testing ahead of a limited programme of world championship events next year.

All the cars will feature the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine and new specification mechanical transmission in accordance with the FIA's revised regulations for World Rally Cars.

The Citroen is believed to be the car closest to the form in which it will be homologated and run in next year, both the Ford and Mini are likely to be interim set-ups with aerodynamic revisions to the bodywork possible before the cars compete for the first time in Sweden next February.

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