Citroën Zabrus

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Citroën Zabrus
Production1986 (Concept car)
Body and chassis
ClassExecutive car (E)
Body style3-door 2+2 shooting-brake
LayoutFront-engine, rear-wheel-drive
RelatedCitroën BX
EngineTurbocharged V4
Wheelbase2650 mm (104.3 in)
Length4300 mm (169.3 in)
Width180 mm (74.0 in)
Height1370 mm (53.9 in)

The Citroën Zabrus was a concept car of a 2+2 shooting-brake with 3 doors which was designed by the Italian automaker Bertone.[1] It was based on the mechanics of the Citroën BX 4TC. It was presented in 1986 at the Turin Motor Show. The Citroën BX sedan itself was based on a Bertone design.[2]

Some unique features of the car were the all LCD monitor display for odometer, gauges etc. and a "belt type" steering wheel that used to rotate in either direction while mounted on the main display. The Citroën Zabrus is a shooting-brake with a 2+2 seating configuration with 2 scissor doors upfront for easy access to the rear seats.

Technical specification[edit]

  • Number of cylinders 4
  • Fuel system Fuel injection and turbocharger
  • Cubic capacity 2141 cc
  • Maximum power 200 bhp (150 kW)
  • Top speed 137.5 mph/220 km/h
  • Length 169.3 in/4300 mm
  • Width 74.0 in /1880 mm
  • Height 53.9 in/1370 mm
  • Wheelbase 104.3 in/2650 mm[3]


  1. ^ "Zabrus by Bertone". Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  2. ^ "1986 Citroen Zabrus (Bertone) - Studios". Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  3. ^ "1986 Citroen Zabrus Concept full range specs". Retrieved 2019-04-14.