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This Small French Tuning Shop Made Citroën 2CVs Into Race Cars

Jason Torchinsky, Jalopnik, 13 Aug 2018

The Citroën 2CV is an iconic car, and famous for many things: extreme simplicity, an almost unholy ability to not roll over, and an almost lethal concentration of Frenchness. One thing it’s not really known for is being a race car.

A number of people have tried to change this, but the first one to give a real, serious attempt was a man named Jean Dagonet.

Dagonet was an ex-miller from the town of Faverolles-et-Coëmy, and began his experiments with the 2CV fairly late in life—one source lists his age as 63 when he ...

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Across Canada by 5CV

Susan Schwartz Montreal Gazette, 22 Jul 2018

A cross-Canada stroke awareness campaign behind the wheel of a vintage Citroën.

French citizen Christian Darrosé began his 78-day, 68-city, 8,000-km solo voyage in Vancouver and will end the tour in St-John's, N.L.

Christian Darrosé, a roadworthiness inspector from France who lost his mother and brother to strokes, is a man on a mission.

He is driving across Canada ...

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Here's What Happens When You Let a WRC Driver Run Wild on a Hill

Brian Silverstro Road & Track, 22 Jul 2018

Mads Østberg wasn't holding anything back on his run up the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb.

Citroën WRC driver Mads Østberg sure knows how to put on a show. His latest demonstration came at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, where he thrashed his rally car to the brink at nearly every corner. It's a truly fun thing to watch. 

Though modern WRC cars are ...

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DS shrinks lineup to distance brand from Citroën ties

Peter Sigal AutomotiveNewsEurope, 12 Jul 2018

PARIS -- DS Automobiles will halt sales of the DS 4 and DS 5 by year-end as PSA Group's upscale brand continues efforts to shed its former identity as a Citroën subbrand.

Yves Bonnefont, who has been CEO of DS since it was spun off from Citroën in 2014, said this week that production of the two models, which were derived from Citroën designs, had already stopped at their respective factories in eastern France. The DS 4 is produced in Mulhouse and ...

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DRB Pic of the Day: Abandoned Streamlined Three-wheeler

Avi Abrams, 3 Jul 2018

Victor-Albert Bouffort was an aeronautics engineer who took it upon himself to design and build some pretty crazy cars in the years after WWII.

The first was this magnificent streamlined three-wheeler based on a Citroen Traction-Avant. Read this good article about this man here.

As it is clearly abandoned in the picture, it conveys mostly melancholy mood (hopefully since then somebody picked up and fully restored it - and by doing this, corrected one of ...

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Citroën promises dramatic new design for C5 sedan replacement

Nick GibbsAutomotive News Europe, 7 Jun 2018

TURIN, Italy -- Citroën has promised a dramatic new design for the replacement of its C5 midsize sedan as it takes the next steps in the reinvention of its lineup.

Sales of midsize cars have declined in Europe but Citroën is convinced the style will remain relevant in the region and globally, Richard Meyer, head of future products for Citroën, told the Automotive News Europe Congress on Wednesday

“The sedan will remain key in the automotive world, but Citroën wants ...

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Citroën will make its Pebble Beach debut in August

Jeff Peek, Hagerty.com, 15 May 2018

It will be a year of several firsts and fresh faces on the 18th fairway at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this year. Event chairman Sandra Button announced that Citroën, alongside fellow newcomer Tucker, will make its debut as a featured class.

“Interest in Citroën among collectors has seen exponential growth in recent years,” Button said in a press release. “The Concours is pleased to showcase custom coachwork Citroëns that offer the best of French technology and design.”

The Citroën DS debuted at the 1955 Paris Auto Show, and the ...

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DS electric car set for 2018 Paris auto show

Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Motor Au, 1 May 2018

Full lineup to be electrified starting 2025.

DS is the latest automotive brand to announce plans for a fully electrified lineup.

The luxury arm of French auto giant PSA Group announced Monday that every new model launched from 2025 will either feature a hybrid or pure electric powertrain.

DS already sells a hybrid in the form of ...

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DS7 Crossback Performance Line (2018) review

CAR Magazine, 31 Jan 2018

How the French Do Luxury.

The DS7 Crossback is the first ‘proper’ all-new model from French luxury car brand DS Automobiles. Unlike its DS3, DS4 and DS5 siblings, the DS7 didn’t start out in life as a Citroën and retrospectively gain its premium veneer. No, it was designed from the ground up to be the ...

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