Zabrus concept by Bertone
The Citroen Zabrus Concept was a typically '80s looking concept vehicle
created by the Italian design firm Bertone.
The Zabrus was extremely boxy and angular in appearance. It looks
dated by today's standards, but when it debuted at the 1986 Turin
Motor Show it look streamlined and futuristic.
The doors opened upwards with a scissor action revealing a simple
interior with four individual bucket seats. The driver's swiveled
outward to allow easier access. Quirky highlights included seats which
were trimmed in Kangaroo leather, a single-spoke steering wheel, and
there was even a CD player in the dash.
Despite its fairly plain outward appearance, the Citroen Zabrus concept
was no slouch. The car was based on a Group B Citroen BX 4TC rally
car and was powered by a 2.2 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine
which produced a healthy 200 horsepower. The engine was actually slightly
de-tuned for the concept to make it more practical, reliable and drivable.
However, like the rally car, it too was all-wheel drive. The transmission
was a five-speed manual. Top speed of the Citroen Zabrus concept was
||Citroen (designed by Bertone)
|Engine / Drivetrain
||2.2 litre turbocharged 4-cylinder