Citroën AX Profile

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Citroën AX General Information

Yet more outstanding French fun car engineering.

In PSA terms the Citroën AX was the successor of the unloved LN. The LN was a Peugeot 104 or Talbot Samba with Citroën 2CV technology (what did they have in their drinks?!). The Peugeot 106 in turn was the equivalent to the Citroën Saxo. While Peugeot had a gap between 104 & 106, the AX filled right that gap at Citroën. Interestingly the Citroën AX was supposed to form the base of a Talbot Samba Mk2, before Talbot ceized to exist.

In rally terms the AX was a logical next step for Citroën. The BX group B project aside, Citroën somewhat boycotted the WRC since the DS days. With the Visa 1000 Pistes, Citroën was back at WRC level, but it was very much a car and program to attract amateur privateers, however some of them with major works support. The same description fits the AX.

Another interesting note is that there were 2 interesting versions of rallying AXs:

The AX Sport was as if Citroën had learned a lesson. While the Visa 1000 Pistes was unfortunate for its cc-class, the AX Sport had technical similarities to the Peugeot 205 Rallye and was like the 205 Rallye and the Samba Rallye aimed to be the best you could get for the smallest competition class.

The AX GTI in turn had a 1.4 injection engine and such was above the smallest class up to 1300cc - and at 1360cc not ideally suited for the 1301-1600cc class. This car was more in typical Citroën style, it was more comfortable to drive, had more superior torque, yet in the end in performance there was hardly anything between the two AX versions.

In the end the 1300cc attempt with the Peugeot 205 seemed to stay the more famous one, probably because the 205 was slightly lighter and had a much longer wheel base than the AX. Nevertheless, Lady driver Christine Driano won the Ladies World Cup 1993 with both versions AX sharing the duties. As well Yves Loubet, Maurice Chomat, Laurent Poggi and many other names are associated to the AX.
 

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Citroën AX Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
RPM
Torque
(Nm)@
RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
(Kg/BPM
Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Citroën AX GTI (88-95) 135/6000 155/5500 3500.1596.1350 825 (6.1) FWD (2280)
Citroën AX Sport (88-95) 130/7500 140/4000 3500.1596.1350 815 (6.3) FWD (2280)

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Citroën AX Results

This is an unofficial Car Results list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
13th. 1993 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo C. Driano M. Lallement #19 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
13th. 1993 WRC Rallye de Portugal C. Driano M. Lallement #17 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
21st. 1993 WRC Rally Argentina C. Driano M. Lallement #8 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
44th. 1993 WRC Rally New Zealand C. Driano M. Lallement #12 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
25th. 1993 WRC Rallye San Remo C. Driano M. Lallement #16 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
14th. 1992 WRC Tour de Corse C. Driano C. Francois #23 [UNKNOWN] 6:15:18
15th. 1992 WRC Tour de Corse Y. Loubet J. Chiaroni #10 [UNKNOWN] 6:15:34
13th. 1992 WRC Tour de Corse P. Magaud G. Brun #87 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 1992 WRC Rallye Catalunya C. Driano C. Francois #22 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
26th. 1991 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Pellerey . UNKNOWN #104 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
6th. 1990 WRC Tour de Corse L. Poggi E. Buresi #25 [UNKNOWN] 7:23:30
34th. 1989 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Pellerey . UNKNOWN #72 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
19th. 1989 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Magaud . UNKNOWN #43 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 1988 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo M. Chomat G. Thimonier #11 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
30th. 1988 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo D. Montagne J. Bourgoin #59 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
75th. 1988 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo D. Jacques J. Muller #63 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
30th. 1988 WRC Swedish Rally M. Chomat G. Thimonier #18 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
19th. 1988 WRC Rallye de Portugal D. Montagne J. Bourgoin #59 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
27th. 1988 WRC Rallye de Portugal D. Jacques J. Muller #52 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
11th. 1988 WRC Tour de Corse L. Poggi J. Chiaroni #25 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 1988 WRC Tour de Corse M. Chomat G. Thimonier #17 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
22nd. 1988 WRC Rallye San Remo D. Montagne J. Bourgoin #120 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
18th. 1988 WRC Rallye San Remo M. Ercolani G. Thimonier #22 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
52nd. 1988 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Montagne J. Bourgoin #133 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
41st. 1988 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. Vergnaud D. Rogers #126 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
79th. 1988 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Jacques . UNKNOWN #136 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
32nd. 1988 WRC Rally of Great Britain T. Kaby K. Gormley #129 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00

Citroën AX Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1993 WRC Acropolis Rally C. Driano M. Lallement #17 [UNKNOWN] SS9 suspension
Ret. 1993 WRC Tour de Corse C. Driano G. Juillot #12 [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 1992 WRC Tour de Corse L. Poggi E. Buresi #89 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1992 WRC Rallye de Portugal R. Madeira N. da Silva #96 [UNKNOWN] SS99 steering
Ret. 1991 WRC Tour de Corse L. Poggi D. Breton #18 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1991 WRC Tour de Corse S. Polo C. Tilber #21 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1990 WRC Tour de Corse C. Driano M. Lallement #17 [UNKNOWN] SS19 suspension
Ret. 1988 WRC Rallye San Remo D. Montagne J. Bourgoin #120 [UNKNOWN] SS7 crash
Ret. 1988 WRC Acropolis Rally C. Laurent J. Brix #62 [UNKNOWN] SS14 ?
Ret. 1988 WRC Tour de Corse D. Jacques J. Muller #32 [UNKNOWN] SS99 crash
Ret. 1988 WRC Tour de Corse D. Montagne J. Bourgoin #28 [UNKNOWN] SS99 crash