2005 Citroen C2 VTS

The awfully cute C2 finally gets some fangs with the introduction of the VTS, Citroen’s first hot hatchback since the Saxo VTR/VTS was laid to rest more than a decade ago. At least one old British coot on our staff has fond memories of the even older AX GT, a car that was light and nimble but lacked most rudimentary amenities. The C2 VTS has a 125-horsepower 16-valve 1.6-liter in-line four-cylinder engine linked to a five-speed manual transmission, a sport suspension, and stability control. It looks like fun to us.