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Something to toy with as we get to the end of the working week. Citroën UK has come up with a nine-part World Rally Championship diorama art piece to celebrate Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena’s unrivalled nine FIA World Rally Championship titles.

The 1:43-scale model set showcases nine different rally terrains, or one for every championship win. Each rally terrain – from the snow and ice of Rally Finland to the iconic ruins of the Acropolis Rally – features a 1:43 scale model of one of the duo’s championship-winning cars, dating back to 2004 and the Citroën Xsara.

What’s interesting is that the entire model has been moulded to sit on top of a DS3, the same model with which Loeb and Elena won their ninth title.

Designed and built by Kieron Barter of Funky Lemon Design, the model took two months to complete, and is finished to the highest quality, with the utmost attention to detail. He said that the most enjoyable but most challenging part was working with the DS3 to get the mould right for the car!