The old Citroën 2CV’s suspension was so soft, so prone to lean, it seemed impossible to actually flip over. That sounds like a challenge, doesn’t it?
When you're advertising a car like a 2CV, it helps to be smart about how you set up your comparisons with other cars. And this 2CV ad pulls it off masterfully. Everything checks out— a 2CV running at 71 MPH would smoke the shit out of a Ferrari running 65 MPH. And it costs like 1/10th as much!
Yesterday was the anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, and while the actual moon landing part of the whole thing tends to get the most attention, the launch itself was nothing at which to sneeze. That Saturn V rocket was powerful. How powerful? Well, let's put it in terms of cars.
/DRIVE's Chris Harris, noted master of extremely high-end speed machines, has purchased a new car. It is very old, very French, and very slow. And it is amazing.
Every young man across the world understands the First Rule of Teenage Courtship: driving like an idiot will guarantee that she falls in love with you. Right? Right?! (Wrong.) But don't let the amorous geniuses of the Citroën Marketing Division try to teach you otherwise.
Name any car. Someone, somewhere races it. For instance, here's a Citroneta 3CV racing in Argentina with, wait, is that a super soaker for an air intake?
The majesty of seeing the iconic French voiture free and in its natural habitat is truly breathtaking. This video, from Emile Leray shows the incredible mating habits of 2CVs (maybe NSFW), and possibly the only live video of a 2CV hatchling first emerging ever recorded.
A 600 cc, two-cylinder 2CV kitted out with sheet steel panels bolted together and called the Baby-Brousse is less ridiculous than it sounds. Leaving behind their humble origins as French peasant cars, these little Citroëns rode in 1973 from Paris to Abidjan, on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, to shame all future…
A 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps in the late autumn contested entirely by Citroën 2CV’s is crazy and wonderful enough. But to show up at said race with a yellow 2CV truck to instantly steal the show? That’s just wonderful, period.
Pablo Picasso's known for his jarring, cubist aesthetic, but what if he designed a car? It would probably look like Andy Saunders' creation: Picasso's Citroen. Saunders thinks the artist would've preferred it to an actual Citroen Picasso, we agree.
Before Tata introduced the poor to the travails of new car buying, there was the Citroën FAF. Before the FAF there was the Greek-built Pony, and today Nice Price or Crack Pipe wants to know what's a grecian urn?
It's a shame that the Citroën brand never really made it big in North America, because nobody does weird ads like Citroën. Post-apocalyptic scenarios, brain-scrambling animations, and- of course- the giant robot head of Grace Jones!
When you're stranded in the Moroccan desert with ten days of rations and a basket-case 2CV, do you give up? Hell no! You do what Emile Leray did!
When you're trying to unload a basket-case Peugeot 504 Familiale or a terrifyingly incomplete Renault Juvaquatre on eBay, what's your best approach? That's right, female flesh and plenty of it!
What do you get when a Brit combines French quirk with American attitude? In this case, it's a Citroen 2CV that's been converted into a rat rod-styled pickup truck. We say rat rod-styled because it doesn't have the prerequisite big American mill that you'd find in a traditional rod. Of course, we've seen a Chevy V8…
To honor the Citröen 2CV’s 60th birthday, fashion house Hermès created this special edition for the Paris Motor Show. While we weren’t impressed by the gaudy crime-against-taste that was the Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès, the more pedestrian (or equine, to be more correct) 2CV strikes a chord with us. The leather and…
I'd never heard of the 1965 film Le Corniaud when Franzouse pointed me to this sequence, but now I'm on a quest to get a copy. The disintegration of a Citroën 2CV in a slapstick wreck with a monstrous Bentley, leading to a crazed Naples-to-Bordeaux road trip with a '64 Eldorado packed with illegal goods? Yes!