The interior alone on the DS E-Tense took, as the now-distinct luxury brand from Citroën claims, 800 hours to design, test, and produce. I believe it. This thing looks amazing.
It has all sorts of weird triangle holes good for staying lightweight and probably collecting lots of dust.
The whole style is bonkers.
DS claims the car has 402 horsepower and 381 lb-ft of torque, good for a sprint from 0-60 of 4.5 seconds. The chassis is carbon fiber, says Citroën, which also claims the car will have a 193-mile range, up to 224 miles if you stick to driving in the city.
Those figures aren’t what excite me. Who even knows if this car will be made, or if Citroën just built this thing as a preview of what their future DS designs will look like.
But just take in the rear end of the car. It’s complicated, but it’s sleek and tapered and almost graceful.
We will see the car live at the Geneva Motor Show next week.
[This article has been updated to reflect that the DS brand is now independent from Citroën as a whole. Kind of like how Imperial was to the rest of Chrysler back in the day. Saying that makes me feel like a nerd.]
Photo Credits: Citroën