The Goodwood Collection offers the above video of a little old CitroÃ«n 2CV, its standard smaller-than-your-lawnmower’s engine replaced by a Suzuki GRX-1100R motorcycle engine, successfully passing Ferraris on the track.
A ride in a normal 2CV might send you to sleep, with its overheating engine, slow pace and rocking motion akin to a lazy sloop on the Mediterranean Sea. Not this one, however. This rather special deux chevaux is a track-worthy hot-lap machine, thanks to the Suzuki GSX-1100R powertrain hiding under the bonnet.
Join it at the Circuit Paul Ricard as it takes on the bigger boys â€“ Porsches, Ferraris, Lotus and so on â€“ during the â€˜Dix mille tours de Peter Autoâ€™ at the Paul Ricard circuit in France.
Despite having the aerodynamic qualities of a brick, the potent 2CV proves a lightweight weapon, passing a far, far more capable Ferrari 458 Italia twice on the French circuit before being overtaken again on the straights.
This has to be the most unlikely yet exciting hot lap weâ€™ve seen for a while, and the perfect antidote to the enduring monotony of another day in lockdown. Itâ€™s also a perfect example of itâ€™s not what you drive but how you drive it.