Re: It is a French car.
I had a 306 GTi-6 a few years back. Great fun.
You could very clearly tell it was french though as there wasn't, strictly speaking, enough room for both the engine and the 6 speed 'box.
The solution was to encroach on the right hand side wheel arch.
Apparently this was not an issue in France. However, in the UK it made going around smallish roundabouts quite an adventure.