Shocking Nature Video Of 2CV Reproduction

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. » 5/30/12 12:30pm 5/30/12 12:30pm

New Socialist French President's Limo Is A Hybrid Hatchback

This weekend's election of Socialist candidate Francois Hollande to the presidency of France will have major impacts on the Eurozone, austerity policy, and the country's foreign relationships. More importantly, he gets to pick a car for his handover. » 5/09/12 9:30am 5/09/12 9:30am

The Largest Collection Of Citroën HY Vans In The Universe

Thanks to my not paying attention in my one semester of college French, a nice France-dweller named Jonathan Miller got in touch with me to chastise me about a mistake I made in my graphic for this post a while back. Suitably chastised, Mr.Milller has since given up on the idea I'll ever write even toddler-grade… » 4/30/12 4:00pm 4/30/12 4:00pm

When a Citroën DS Turns Into Forest

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… » 3/02/12 10:30am 3/02/12 10:30am

Citroën DS4 Racing: For The Refined French Hoon

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. » 2/24/12 4:00pm 2/24/12 4:00pm

Watch a Rally Car Barely Avoid Certain Disaster In The Snow

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. » 2/12/12 9:00am 2/12/12 9:00am

Guns, Tanks And Rally Cars Drifting In Slo-Mo

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. » 1/16/12 4:30pm 1/16/12 4:30pm

For $3,850, Pay With Plastic

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? » 1/11/12 8:00am 1/11/12 8:00am

For $89,995, gain some traction

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? » 12/29/11 8:00am 12/29/11 8:00am

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

American cars just aren't French enough

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. » 10/10/11 2:00pm 10/10/11 2:00pm

The Citroën Tubik, retro-future space van of our dreams

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. » 9/13/11 3:00pm 9/13/11 3:00pm

Leave it to the French to drive Citroën 2CV-based jeeps across the…

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… » 8/10/11 3:30pm 8/10/11 3:30pm

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

Spy on Top Gear's hot-hatch romp in Lucca, Italy

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! » 5/26/11 2:00pm 5/26/11 2:00pm

Citroën DS-amino's perfect for landing French-Canadian farmgirls

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!) » 5/02/11 12:30pm 5/02/11 12:30pm

Citroen DS5 defines the French word for "crossover"

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. » 4/18/11 9:30am 4/18/11 9:30am

Miniskirt woman installs snow chains on Citroën DS

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. » 4/15/11 2:00pm 4/15/11 2:00pm

Racing and ooh-la-la in the Ardennes

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. » 2/15/11 11:00am 2/15/11 11:00am