In 1980, the development of a race Visa is launched...
In 1980, the development of a race Visa is launched. What is Citroën's aim? To take part in competition and especially the World Rally Championship.
Several ideas are explored. Demonstrated by the Visa Lotus, Visa Trophée, and Visa Chrono.
But it's the front-engined Visa 4x4, called "1000 pistes", that is victorious at the "Mille Pistes" Rally of July 1983: Philippe Wambergue and Vincent Laverne take the group of experimental cars and lead the prototype to victory.
It's decided, Citroën takes part in the championship. The Visa "1000 Pistes" is put into production, limited to 200 examples. It is the first French four-wheel drive sold for competition. Its rally success supports the career of the production Visa, with the special slogan: "It rocks"!