|Citroën 2CV Type A '54|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||14 BHP|
|Performance Points||209 PP|
|Top Speed||58mph (98kph) (MAX)|
|Weight||495 kilograms (1,090 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||41.25 kg (90.9 lb) per horsepower|
The Citroën 2CV Type A '54 is a vintage car which features in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6. It is most notable for being one of the first cars to incorporate front-wheel drive, and was a best seller in France back in it's day of production.
This car is available in two colors:
- Gris Bleu
- Gris Clair
Just before World War II, there was a peculiar small car being developed at Citroën. There were actually more than 300 such prototypes, but none of them were in line with the concepts of contemporary cars and were strangely styled. Once the war started and France surrendered to the Nazis who wrought destruction to the city of Paris, Citroen destroyed most of the prototypes, afraid of their technological secrets being leaked out.
When the war ended in 1945, the only prototype car left intact was exposed to the outside world once again. The people of France, hungering for a new car, welcomed this prototype with a thunderous ovation at the Paris Salon in 1948, and the Citroën 2CV was en route to development.
Citroën's president, Pierre Boulanger, imposed strict conditions for what the 2CV should be. He stated that it should have a simple structure, like an umbrella fitted with four wheels. If the vehicle were to be driven on country roads with a basket full of eggs, the eggs should not break. Passengers should be able to sit in the car while wearing silk hats. Also, the vehicle should be able to run at a speed of 50 km/h (31 mph) loaded with four passengers and 50kg of luggage.
The 2CV, which made its debut in 1948, first appeared to be a shoddy tin toy of a car in construction. When driven however, all of Boulanger's conditions had been met.
Its earliest air-cooled, horizontally opposed 2-cylinder OHV engine had an output of 9 HP with a mere 375 cc of displacement. As the taxable horsepower in France at the time was 2 HP, the name 2CV was born. Over the years, the 2CV received several improvements and was offered in several variations until production ceased in February 1990.
This car is showcased in the Citroën Legendary Cars Dealership, but is not available for purchase. Instead, it must be won from the French Championship in the European Hall. A unique Pêche (French: Peach) colored variant of the car is also available by winning the 2HP-2CV Classics.
This car can be purchased for 21,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the 2CV can be acquired in 2 ways. The first way is to check the Used Car Dealership, where it can be purchased at around 12,000 Credits. The second is to win the Tous France Championship in A-spec. The car is obtainable at Level 0.
This car can be purchased for 21,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
- Citroën designed the car with farmers in mind, which is the reason why the suspensions are so soft (it is said that the suspensions should be soft enough to travel through bumpy rural roads without breaking a basket of eggs).
- Its name comes from the car's taxed horsepower, since back in the day, cars in France (and some other European countries) were taxed using this system.
- The car is often nicknamed "The Duck", based on the fairy tale "The Ugly Duckling" from Hans Christian Andersen. The reason for the nickname is because when Citroën first showed the car at the 1948 Paris Motor Show, the car was a lot uglier than most other Citroëns being showed at the same time.