The interior alone on the DS E-Tense took, as the now-distinct luxury brand from Citroƫn 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.

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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 Citroƫn, 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 arenā€™t what excite me. Who even knows if this car will be made, or if CitroĆ«n just built this thing as a preview of what their future DS designs will look like.

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But just take in the rear end of the car. Itā€™s complicated, but itā€™s sleek and tapered and almost graceful.

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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 Citroƫn 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.]

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Photo Credits: Citroƫn


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