Alícia Rius has shown us what abandoned cars look from the inside. Peter Lippmann, an American photographer based in Paris, takes the opposite perspective. His series Paradise Parking shows cars in a rather more advanced state of decay than the cars in Rius’s From the backseat of my car, cars which are more greenery…
This is Citroën's new, plush, designer hot hatch, the DS4 Racing. It's built by the French brand's motorsports division, who have absolutely dominated international rallying for the past seven years, and it shows that Citroën is in a strange place right now.
Rally driving is truly an art. If you don't believe us you need look no further than this video of driver Thierry Neuville's amazing near crash and recovery taken at this weekend's WRC Sweden for proof.
They call Norwegian world rally champion Petter Solberg "Mr. Hollywood" for a good reason. When he wants to promo his own stunt show, he gets tanks, the Norwegian army, a helicopter, explosions, some drifting rally cars and the most awesomely slow-mo footage to grace YouTube.
Citroën's 2CV is so basic and elemental, it's hard to imagine it could be deconstructed any further. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mehari does just that, being little more than a plastic dog dish on wheels, but will its price bowl you over?
Today, most cars are front wheel drive, but decades ago, such a feature was revolutionary. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Citroën isn't just a Traction Avant, it's avant-garde. But will you find its price Gaul-ing?
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)
I'm no Francophile. I like certain French directors and adore certain French women. I can't stand French hip hop but I'll be damned if I don't love a French car. The stranger the better. And most French cars are weird in a way that American cars should be.
Citroën has sent itself on a bit of a retro-future trip with its Tubik concept, a 9-person "executive shuttle" concept shown for the first time at today's Frankfurt Motor Show.
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…
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.
Looks like Top Gear's planning a show on mini hot hatches like the Abarth Fiat 500, Citröen DS3-R and Renault Clio RS. Bystanders caught them chilling in Lucca, Italy's Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, a space large enough for some serious paving-stoned hoonage. Great news!
There was this fella who liked girls dressed as pirate wenches. Hard to find, but gratifying enough to endure the lyme disease. Yearn for a French-speaking Canadian milk maid? Have we got the car-truck for you. (H/T everyone!)
Citroen's new DS5 tall-sedan-short SUV thing will roll into the Shanghai Motor Show tomorrow, sporting a diesel-hybrid system and extra carrying space for baguettes or protest signs for labor strikes.
So this is what life in France is apparently like. Or is it Italy? The DS is definitely French, but the image is from the November 1969 issue of Quattroruote, back when engineering students could apparently get away with photos like this.
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.
In 1989, with the Berlin wall being smashed apart by drunk, liberated teenagers, East German strongman Erich Honecker watched as a new stretch Citroen CX limousine slipped from his grasp. Now you can buy the car that was almost his.
La Résistance française, or the French Resistance, bedeviled their Nazi occupiers during WWII. Potentially, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Citroën's complexities could be as vexing, but could you resist its price?
Why trailer your French LeMons car across the country when you can drive it? [TTAC]