I MODDED MINE
When Alex de Vries bought his 2CV to learn to drive in 15 years ago, nobody could have guessed what he’d do to it. ‘I bought it because it was cheap to insure and run but now it’s used for hillclimbing, so it’s quite hardcore,’ he says. ‘However, it’s still road-legal and I drive it all over the place, including to and from events. The suspension is lower and 350 per cent stiffer, and it’s fitted with a BMW R1100 bike engine with electronic fuel injection that revs to 9500rpm instead of the standard engine’s 6500rpm.
‘As a result the gearbox has to be uprated, I’ve fitted a Quaife limited-slip differential and to remove as much weight as possible it’s got Lexan windows which make a useful difference. I’ve also removed the door stiffeners to reduce weight, but the six-point roll cage ensures that the bodyshell remains rigid.’