Citroen has unveiled a World Rally Championship (WRC) diorama to celebrate Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena's nine FIA WRC titles. The model was revealed at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on the 18th
February remained on show till today.
From the snow and ice of Rally Finland to the iconic ruins of the Acropolis Rally, the 1:43-scale model is finished in the best quality, with the utmost attention to detail.
The diorama is moulded to a Citroen DS3 – the same model in which Loeb and Elena won their ninth title. The diorama showcases nine different rally terrains; one for every championship win.
Designed and built by Kieron Barter of Funky Lemon Design, the model took only two months to complete.
Describing the model-making process, Barter said how keen he was to be part of it, saying: "When I was initially approached by Citroën about this, I was really excited. It's definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience so I jumped at the chance.
The most enjoyable, and perhaps most challenging part was working with a DS3 to get the mould for the car, purely because it's not something that I've done before and it was very important to get the mould right."
Citroen is planning a dealer tour later in the year and the model will also be on show at various events throughout the summer.
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