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 Based on the Visa hatchback - a basic little car that was intended to replace the 2CV, but in actual fact was withdrawn before it's predecessor due to the latter's lasting success - the Chrono was ideal for forest and loose surface rallies.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
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