In 1980, a race Visa is developed...
In 1980, a race Visa is developed. What was Citroën's aim? To take part in competitions particularly the World Rally Championship.
Several ideas were explored; which became the Visa Lotus, Visa Trophée, and Visa Chrono.
But it was the front-engined Visa 4x4, named "1000 pistes", that was victorious at the "Mille Pistes" Rally of July 1983: Philippe Wambergue and Vincent Laverne took the group of experimental cars and lead the prototype to victory.
It was decided; Citroën would take part in the championship. The Visa "1000 Pistes" is put into production, limited to 200 models. It was the first French four-wheel drive sold for competition. Its rally success supported the production of the Visa, with the special slogan: "It rocks"!