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If your inner rally driver lusts for something different than the run of the mill Subaru or Mitsubishi, there's a tasty new Gallic morsel to spice things up. Citroen is taking their C2 to the FIA Junior World Rally Championship this year, and the C2-R2 Max Rally kit is their ticket to homologation. The kit keeps the price down, but doesn't skimp on serious pieces. The 1.6-liter engine belts out 190 horsepower, and there's larger brakes and a hydraulic steering rack to keep that power in check and make sure it's properly directed. There's also an adjustable rear suspension to help fend off competitors on the track. All of our puppy-dog enthusiasm is for naught; we can't get this un-subtle killer hatch in the United States. C'est la vie.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      This little 2100lb/190hp Citroen cost over $100,000.
      "This comprehensive package of components can either be supplied as a £25,000 kit to be fitted by a third party, or alternatively Citroen Sport will build you a C2-R2 MAX from scratch for a reasonable £46,400. Either way you get an absolute firecracker of a rally car."
        • 7 Years Ago
        AH come on! I don't get why you guys are always converting prices from BPDs to US $.

        A base Mitsu Lancer cost 15000 pounds, that's $29500 !!!!!!! OMG!

        Real life prices are much more $ = BPD. Take models that exist in both countries, be it a mitsubishi or a BMW, and then compare the prices without converting. Here, I'll do some work for you. A M3 base costs 49000 pounds and $53000. If it was sold by PSA in the USA it'd be close to $50000.

        Sorry Bill if it seems like I'm putting all of this on you cause I'm not. Autoblog(and other blogs) always do this.
          • 7 Years Ago
          * fm can you clarify please?

          1 Pound = 2 U$D XE.com

          Where you change your money?

          In any case that baby still weighs in at under 950KG! Anything under < 1000KG is OK in my book.

          Bring back the pocket rockets I say!!!

          Long live RALLY!!!
          • 7 Years Ago
          Yeah sure.

          I'm saying, yes pounds might be worth twice more then the dollar BUT that does not mean that if something is sold for 1 pound it'll cost $2 here. I'm trying to point out the idiocy of just converting the price of a product in the UK to $. It's like saying "OMG the Jaguar XK is $120194" because it's sold 60097 GBP. When in fact it's sold $75500. The prices are in relation to money. It's like Coke trying to sell a 16oz bottle for $1... in Somalia. They don't. They sell it at a price correct for the market.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is this the Cooper engine or still the old TU mill?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Eeep, headlights are too large, and what's up with the rear side window. Talk about a broken line.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Still does not make it any less ugly...
        • 7 Years Ago
        It is around for four years now, so we are used to it. If I go to my living room and take a look at the street, I see for of them, one in a really cool green and one orange. We got used to the C2 so we do not find it distracting any more.

        Besides that it is a really cool little car. Recently there was some kind of luxury edition you probably should check out:


        This edition is also available with the Cooper's 109PS common rail diesel. That screams fun...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Broken lines are very popular in Europe. Look at the C2, the C4 Picasso or Skodas Roomster.
      • 7 Years Ago
      so size wise, it compares to cooperworks S but with 15more hp and a better suspension setup.

      I would think if someone really wanted this , they could get pretty close with a mini and have a better overall vehicle.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They should have called it the R2-C2 and painted it white and blue with brushed stainless steel A, B, & C pillars and roof...
      • 7 Years Ago
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      • 7 Years Ago
      Overweight glob of grease...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Gee, was the name R2-D2 not available?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks awesome. Wish the US could get rally-car-kits like this. As it is there's nothing here worth dropping more than a couple of dollars into.
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