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Citroen CX Turbo


Citroen CX Turbo

Replacing the DS was never going to be an easy task, especially as it was still ahead of most of its rivals after a 19-year production run. But Citroen wanted to prove it could still innovate, and the CX that replaced it in 1974 was the motoring equivalent of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. With a slippery body for ultimate aerodynamics and a distinctive wedge-shaped profile, the CX was dramatic to look at. But it was even more of an adventure to drive. The steering had a direct linkage and centered itself when stationary, giving surprising and sharp responses, while the merest prod of the brake pedal would bring the car screeching to a halt. Then there was the suspension. Using Citroen's patented hydraulics, the car would sit on its belly when parked and took almost a minute to rise into action after the engine had been fired up. Brave drivers could even choose a turbocharged version, which could top 125mph!

Citroen CX Turbo Specifications

Top speed:126 mph (202 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):8.6 sec
Engine type:in-line four
Displacement:151 ci (2,473 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:168 bhp (125 kW) at 5,000 rpm
Max torque:217 lb ft (294 Nm) at 3,250 rpm
Weight:3,107 lb (1,398 kg)
Economy:26 mpg (9.3 km/I)
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