When each automotive journalist will get to drive a automotive concurrently, you must be artistic to draw consideration to your evaluate. The Electroheads staff isn’t wanting creativity, and their new video reveals how Ellis made probably the most weird drag race we’ve ever seen with the assistance of Cole – Electrohead’s cameraman – and a Citroën Ami.
If you’re not conversant in this small electrical city automotive, allow us to warn you that it isn’t legally thought of a automotive. As an alternative, it’s a quadricycle, one thing that enables 14-year-old individuals or older in France and 16-year-old in the remainder of Europe to drive it and not using a driver’s license. For this reason it’s known as a “sans permis” in its dwelling nation.
This two-seater has some 2CV components – such because the home windows, practicality, and a few quirkiness – to remind us of what Citroën as soon as was. Additionally it is extremely inexpensive: you should purchase one for €6,900, the equal to $8,366 below the present change fee. It might be moderately much less if the greenback didn’t devaluate a lot lately.
Other than shopping for it, Citroën additionally gives you the choice of LLD (Location Longue Durée, or long-term location). It appears to be like like a lease, however you should not have the choice to purchase it ultimately. For that kind of deal, you pay €3,541 as your first installment and €19,99 each month for 48 months from that time on.
In each circumstances, the French authorities gives an “ecological bonus” that drives the worth down in €900. In different phrases, you find yourself paying respectively €6,000 or €2,641 to drive the Ami across the slender streets most European cities have.
For that sort of cash, you get a 75 km (46.6 miles) vary and a prime velocity of 45 km/h (28 mph) – which is why the inexpensive drag race was attainable within the first place. You may also have to deal with its weak gear selector, as we reported a while ago. Ensure you watch it and inform us: would you purchase an Ami if Citroën bought you one in your nation?