Is There A More Absurd Rally Car Than A Citroën SM?

I 've been on a bit of a Citroën kick as of late, and naturally that has led me to SM rally cars. I can't help but wonder if there's ever been a car less suited for rallying than this. » 12/27/14 9:00am 12/27/14 9:00am

Michelin Made Carbon Fiber Wheels For Citroën Back In 1971

While we're all very happy to see BMW pushing legislators for carbon fiber wheels to reach the (wealthy) masses, let's not forget that once again it was the French who came up with the idea first, because racing of course. » 3/17/14 10:40am 3/17/14 10:40am

Used Car Face Off: The Oddest Coupe Failures Through History

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 12/29/13 1:00pm 12/29/13 1:00pm

Why The Citroën SM Is Better Than An iPhone 5S

The Citroën SM is a phenomenal and stylish machine that often gets overshadowed by its predecessor, the DS. That's a shame. Not only is it an amazing car, it's better than any smartphone. Let Opposite Lock's -AMATEUR explain why that's the case. » 9/30/13 11:26am 9/30/13 11:26am

Your Ridiculously Awesome Citröen SM Wallpaper Is Here

You can't really be a gearhead if you don't love Citroën. I'm not saying you have to buy one, but you have to at least appreciate the gonzo-ass cars that have rolled off their assembly lines over the years, like the 2CV, the DS, and more recently, the C6. Beautiful, bizarre, unique and high-tech.  » 2/23/13 5:00pm 2/23/13 5:00pm

The Citroën SM’s sales brochure was awesome

So it was apparently not enough for glorious pre-Peugeot Citroën to create in the SM the greatest grand tourer ever made. They also had to photograph it floating against a dreamy orange industrial landscape. But of course. (H/T to Gashetka) » 10/19/11 2:30pm 10/19/11 2:30pm

The most majestic French failure ever

What is it with the French and their magnificent market failures? This is the Citroën SM Opéra, a galactic market failure which makes galactic market failures like the Renault Avantime (total made: 8,557) look positively submicroscopic. For this, to be specific, is one of the eight Citroën SM Opéras ever made. » 6/24/11 10:30am 6/24/11 10:30am

Before Cadillac One There Was The Citroën One

Don’t you just hate the French sometimes? To top all those ludicrous meals and silk scarves, their presidents used to ride in a drop-top Citroën SM. » 9/27/10 12:00pm 9/27/10 12:00pm

Alex Roy Buys A Citroën SM, We Drool Over The Video

Transcontinental hooligan Alex Roy just bought a mint Citroën SM and blogged about it. The video contains footage of the suspension being magical and such. We do not own an SM. We feel sad. » 4/16/10 2:00pm 4/16/10 2:00pm

Citroën SM: The History Of The 140-mph French Supersled

Aaron Severson, editor of Ate Up With Motor, explains what happens when a bunch of tech-mad Frenchmen buy an Italian supercar factory and drink too much at lunch. This is the history of the space-age Citroën SM. —Ed. » 4/13/10 12:00pm 4/13/10 12:00pm

We'll Take The One With Its Ass In The Air

The Citroen SM isn't just the sexiest GT ever, it's also the only fashion accessory you'll ever need. Who wants Louis Vuitton when you've got hydropneumatic spheres? [Bikini Fetish (NSFW) via Voiture-jaune] » 1/07/10 1:00pm 1/07/10 1:00pm

The Case for a Contemporary Citroën SM

The Art Deco love child of Citroën and Maserati is long gone, dead and buried like its contemporary the Concorde. But have we really lost the need for a grand tourer with speed and style in spades? » 11/09/09 10:30am 11/09/09 10:30am

How To Change Your Oil (the French Maid TV Way)

What better way to reintroduce the modern motorist to the joys of vehicular self-maintenance than with well-endowed women with fake French accents showing how to change the oil on a Citroën SM? NSFW » 11/03/09 12:30pm 11/03/09 12:30pm

Citroën SM: The Unlikeliest Ride In The Motor City

Go to Detroit and you will expect to see muscle cars, American classics, hot rods, the odd Lamborghini, but you will not expect to see Robert Opron’s rolling spaceship from 1970. » 10/02/09 8:30am 10/02/09 8:30am

PCH, Challenging The King Edition: Citroën SM or Four Ferraris?

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 11/06/08 5:30pm 11/06/08 5:30pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! We all knew that the Nixonian Cadillac Fleetwood limo had no chance against a Citroën, and confirmed our assumptions. Citroën is tough to beat in a Project Car Hell Challenge, due to the…

PCH, No Escape From The SM Edition: One Citroen SM or Two Lancia…

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 10/07/08 5:20pm 10/07/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Last time around, 64% of you opted for an eternity in the trunk of Coyote Shivers' 1984 Volvo DL rather than having your bodices ripped by Fabio's Lancia, according to the . But enough with…

Partially Restored Citroen SM For 10 Grand: Nice Price Or Crack Pipe?

92% of you went with the "Crack Pipe" choice in yesterday's Nice Price Or Crack Pipe poll, but we think today's car might produce somewhat less lopsided results. We've found a 1973 Citroën SM- a car that always wins a Project Car Hell challenge- with fresh paint, a bunch of new parts... and some very intimidating… » 8/15/08 6:00pm 8/15/08 6:00pm

Oslo Traction-Avant... Or Denver SM?

After seeing some old Citröens down on the Oslo street yesterday, Denver's Kitt ran right out and shot a Citröen in her neighborhood. And not just a garden-variety DS or 2CV- this here is a genuine JFG-worthy SM! Looks like this one may be paying one of its all-too-common visits to the shop, but it's still alive and… » 5/08/08 4:00pm 5/08/08 4:00pm

March Madness Narrowed To Sweet 16, Round 2 Of Voting Today

Well here we are, Round 2 of Jalopnik-style madness. After the first round of voting, we've eliminated half of the 32-car field. And there sure were some upsets; Parnelli Jones' Big Oly Bronco losing to some white Italian car being perhaps the most shocking. We even had a last minute buzzer-beater, with "Billy"… » 3/28/08 1:00pm 3/28/08 1:00pm

March Madness Begins, First Round Of Voting

Yesterday, we gave you the brackets. Today, the voting begins and Jalopnik-style March Madness ensues. If you haven't finalized your own bracket for the office pool just yet, hurry up! The field of 32 cars from the original 1974 film Gone In 60 Seconds is about to get narrowed down by your votes. At the end this… » 3/27/08 1:00pm 3/27/08 1:00pm