The 205 gti was born according to two essential factors: a Frenchwoman had to compete with the Golf gti, and a sports car that would not be a financial pit, oil crisis obliges. The monsters of power that appeared in the 60s and 70s are relegated to the background, and small economical displacements arrive on the market. But it is essential to satisfy lovers of thrills and performance worthy of the name. It is under these conditions that the legendary Golf gti was born in 1976, which the engineers of France could not leave alone to invade the market. The line, quite close to the basic model, is however remarkable for a few details that do not escape admiring onlookers: low-rise tires, body-color front spoiler (ex factory), but basically, it plays it discreet but effective, like the Golf. On the road, it's a different pair of sleeves: its front end, lively and precise, greatly contributed to the image of this little bomb (for the time), and feared no one on winding roads. A trip to the Ardennes will quickly convince you! Its qualities as a fast car, magnificently backed up by an unparalleled chassis, earned it the coveted title of "sports car of the year" from car testers from all walks of life.