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Citroen Visa


Citroen Visa

The Citroen Visa Chrono was one of the more unusual rally cars of the 1980s. Based on the Visa hatchback - a basic little car that was intended to replace the 2CV, but in actual fact was withdrawn before it's predecessor due to the latter's lasting success - the Chrono was ideal for forest and loose surface rallies. Part of its success was due to a highly flexible 1.4-liter engine, that could be tuned to deliver over 130bhp. But its main advantage over its rivals was in its handling - the Visa had a superb ride and was incredibly stable on rough and loose surfaces such as gravel, while front-wheel-drive and positive steering meant it had excellent chassis balance. The Visa also had a lightweight shell, and this advantage was enhanced further in the rally car model by the use of fiberglass body panels in place of the original steel items.

Citroen Visa Specifications

Top speed:101 mph (162 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):7.2 sec
Engine type:in-line four
Displacement:88 ci (1,434 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:134 bhp (100 kW) at 7,200 rpm
Max torque:108 lb ft (147 Nm) at 5,500 rpm
Weight:1,653 lb (744 kg)
Economy:22 mpg (7.9 km/I)
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