It was based on the mechanics of the Citroën BX 4TC. It was presented in 1986 at the Turin Motor Show. The Citroën BX sedan itself was based on a Bertone design. Some unique features of the car were the all LCD monitor display for odometer,gauges etc.. and a "belt type" steering wheel that used to rotate in either direction while mounted on the main display.
The Zabrus was fitted with a 2141cc four-cylinder engine. The engine was fitted with a fuel injection system and a turbocharger, this helped it to produce 200bhp (150 kW). The Zabrus had a top speed of 137.5 mph (220 km/h).