THE FACTS

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DS3 Per­for­mance three-door hatch­back

Price: £22,995 En­gine: 1.6-litre four-cylin­der, 210bhp 0-62mph: 6.5sec Fuel con­sump­tion: 52.3mpg

Nei­ther of those fig­ures put the cars in mod­ern hot-hatch ter­ri­tory as power out­puts way north of 250bhp are the norm these days.

But let’s stick with the new car. The sus­pen­sion has been sub­stan­tially mod­i­fied with the ride height low­ered by 15mm and the track widened by 26mm at the front and 14mm at the back.

The brakes are big­ger, with Brembo calipers squeez­ing 323mm

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