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By the time Citroen rolled out the BX 4TC in 1986, the Group B supercar wars in the World Rally Championship were in full swing. Unfortunately, the perpetually quirky French brand brought the proverbial knife to the gunfight: The BX 4TC was big, heavy, front-engined (as opposed to mid-engine like the entrants from Ford, Lancia and Citroen’s corporate cousin Peugeot) and underpowered. Not even Citroen’s famed hydropneumatic suspension system could counteract those shortcomings. After bringing up the rear in threeWRC events, the company threw in the towel, and was so disgusted that it recalled and destroyed most of the 200 street legal homologation models that were built and sold.

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