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Performance Review: Citroen C1 1.0 VTR 3dr - [2005]

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Citroen C1 1.0 VTR 3dr - [2005]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2005 | Type: Hatchback
  • Engine: 998 cc (60.9 ci) 12 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St3
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 5 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 100 mph (160.9 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 13.7 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 14.2 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 67 bhp (49 kW) @ 6000 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 790 kgs (1741 lbs)
  • Torque: 68 lb-ft (92.1 Nm) @ 3600 rpm
  • Drive: FWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 18.52 secs @ 73.9 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 84.8 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 86.0 lb-ft
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Citroen C1 Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Citroen C1 1.0 VTR 3dr is the 5 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2005. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2006 Caparo T1 2.4 V8 and the 2005 Bugatti Veyron 8.0 litre W16.This particular Citroen C1 has a 998cc Naturally Aspirated Petrol powerplant with 3 cylinders in a St formation.

Koenigsegg Gemera 2.0 Turbo Petrol Hybrid - [2020] image

Alternative Petrol St3's includes the 2020 Koenigsegg Gemera 2.0 Turbo Petrol Hybrid

The C1 shares its Petrol St3 engine configuration with the likes of the 2020 Koenigsegg Gemera 2.0 Turbo Petrol Hybrid and the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST 1.5 Turbo. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the C1's Front Wheel Drive, Hatchback combination then how about the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 or the 2018 Audi A3 RS3 2.5 Turbo.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 790 kgs (1741 lbs) this makes the Citroen C1 1.0 VTR 3dr in the same weight category as the 2011 Ginetta G40 R 2.0L or the give or take 50kg.

Caterham 7 160/165 0.7L Turbo - [2013] image

The Citroen C1 shares the same bhp with the 2013 Caterham 7 160/165 0.7L Turbo (79 bhp)

In terms of power the 998cc 12V St3 engine produces 67 bhp (49 kW) @ 6000 rpm similar to the 2013 Caterham 7 160/165 0.7L Turbo (79 bhp) or the 1997 Citroen Saxo 1.6i VTR (90 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated St3 throws out 68 lb-ft (92.1 Nm) @ 3600 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2013 Caterham 7 160/165 0.7L Turbo (79 lb-ft) or the 2011 Aston-Martin Cygnet 1.3L Launch Edition (92 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Citroen C1 you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

BMW 3 Series 318is 4d Saloon E46 - [1996] image

The 1996 BMW 3 Series 318is 4d Saloon E46 (109.5 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Citroen C1.

The Citroen C1 has a Power to weight ratio of 84.8 bhp per ton and 86.0 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2005 C1 competing with the 1996 BMW 3 Series 318is 4d Saloon E46 (109.5 bhp per ton) or the 1973 Ford Escort MK1 RS2000 (109.4 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Citroen C1 generating around 86.0 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 1970 Ford Cortina MkIII 2000GT (111.0 lb-ft per ton) or the 1952 Frazer-Nash Targa Florio 2.0 Cabriolet (110.5 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 13.7 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 14.2 secs, this made the Citroen C1 1.0 VTR 3dr as fast as the 1950 Jaguar Mark VII 3.4L (13.7 secs) the 1952 Bentley R-Type 4.6 4d Saloon (13.8 secs) the 1967 Volvo P 1800S (13.9 secs) the or the 1955 Jaguar Mark VII M 3.4L (14.1 secs). This Citroen C1 1.0 VTR 3dr is also faster than the 1952 Bentley R-Type 4.6 4d Saloon (13.8 secs) the 1967 Volvo P 1800S (13.9 secs) the 1955 Jaguar Mark VII M 3.4L (14.1 secs) the and the 1976 Ford Cortina Mk4 1600 GL (14.3 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the C1 and the 1989 Toyota Celica GT Four ST185

When talking about the performance of the Citroen C1 on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 18.52 secs @ 73.9 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1989 Toyota Celica GT Four ST185 (18.43 secs), the 1960 Pontiac Bonneville 6.4L V8 (18.43 secs), and the 1960 Pontiac Bonneville 6.4L V8 (18.43 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2005 version of the Citroen C1 1.0 VTR 3dr has a maximum speed of 100mph.

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Top Speed of the 2005 C1 equals the 1979 Dodge Magnum GT 5.9L V8 (111 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2005 Citroen C1 1.0 VTR 3dr then how about the 1979 Dodge Magnum GT 5.9L V8 (111 mph), the 1976 Ford Granada 3.0 V6 (111 mph), or the 1975 Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800 (111 mph).

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