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1985-1988 CITROEN Visa GTi specifications


As unlikely hot hatches go, the Visa GTi must surely be up there with the greatest. When the original Visa appeared in 1978, it married traditional double chevron styling with rational Peugeot underpinnings to create a spacious, comfortable and totally conventional small ‘big’ car. Sporting it was not. Yet, the boys from Citroën decided it would be good for them to install the hot little 1.6-litre from the 205GTi.The resultant car was quick, comfortable and surprisingly capable. Quad headlamps look cool, too. If you can find one, snap it up, cosset it and enjoy.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £5,899
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,200
  • Price (good):
    £900
  • Price (average):
    £650
  • Price (project):
    £400

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.1secs
  • Top speed:
    109.0mph
  • Power:
    105.0bhp
  • Torque:
    99.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, trailing arms, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3708mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2430mm
  • Width:
    1575mm
  • Height:
    1372mm
  • Weight:
    890kgs

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