Citroen Ax First 16v back at the Nurburgring!
After 2 years it's back! and we had a blast this time at the green hell!
Done a total of three laps this time, this was the second lap of the day.
About 30 degrees Celsius ambient temperature which was quite hot. The tires
really didn't liked it and started losing grip quite early limiting the
grip and braking power.
Citroen AX with a TU5J4 Conversion running 140 bhp @750kg.
AX diesel Nurburgring record lap 9:55 BTG
Citroën AX 14D « Entreprise » -- 1993 -- 685.100 km -- 1,360 litre
diesel engine 52 hp -- 720 kg
The car is stock except: xenon lights, front tyres (A048), increased fuel
pressure, strutbar (because of the mileage of the body) and an aluminum
intake from 1.5D engine (because of the strutbar).
This record lap was done on Saturday August 17th 2013 at 8:37am.
It was the 118th Nordschleife lap for this car and my 10th attempt trip
(1115 km away from Bordeaux in France).
Lap timing equipment = mobile phone with Harry's Lap Timer and a XGPS150
It took me a lot of time and patience to achieve a "Bridge To Gantry" lap
time under 10 minutes during the tourist drive sessions at the
This challenge was definitely for fun but also to prove it could be done
with work, tenacity and a bit of madness too...
I have been chasing the 'perfect lap' for 7 years with no traffic, no road
works, fresh air, dry track, no driving mistakes and a reliable drivetrain.
This TUD3 diesel engine is known for its poor reliability and I went
through 9 engines and 5 gearboxes!
Here I want to thank all the people who spent time to help me work on this
With such a non-powerful car, if you kill the momentum you're done, and in
many corners I tend to overdrive the car trying to maximize momentum.
For this reason, my video is not a driving lesson at all!
During all these years I tried to be respectful of the Nürburgring tourist
drive rules, the other users (faster and slower cars) and the people
working on the track.
Recording movies and lap times is not allowed, in theory...but I made this
video to show you don't necessarily need a sport car and a lot of money to
Racing is a state of mind.
CIT N°7 Nouvel allumage AEI électronique intégral Citroën CX injection IE GTI 2,5L 2400
VHS rip juillet 1983
La visa (puis la LNA) avait réussi à se faire techniquement remarquer
dès 1978 avec le premier AEI au monde sur une voiture de grande série sur
son 652cm3 (bien plus moderne qu'il n'y parait). Grâce à Thomson, elle
précédait en celà beaucoup de voitures haut et très haut de gamme de
quelques années et la majorité de 10 voir 15ans...
1983, la CX injection électronique va à son tour offrir un point de
modernité en plus.