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Citroën Golden Scarab Recreates 120-Year-Old Automotive Legend

Cristian Gnaticov Car Scoops, 19 May 2019

Back in 1922, the Citroën Golden Scarab, or Scarabee d’Or in French, became the first vehicle to have crossed the Sahara Desert. Almost 100 years later, the automaker has built a replica that’s identical to the original car.

Construction began in mid-2016 and involved 160 engineering students and pupils, along with 40 teachers. The project stays true to the old timer, with two wheels at the front and tracks at the rear, space for two in the modestly-sized cabin and all the necessary gear either inside or strapped ...

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Ilmor Boss Mario Illien to Take Part in 2019 Peking Paris Rally

James Eagles The Checkered Flag, 30 Apr 2019

Legendary Swiss engine designer Mario Illien is set to compete in the 2019 edition of classic endurance event, the Peking Paris Rally.

Illien will drive a 1955 Citroen 11B and team up with daughter Noele, who will act as navigator for the Ilmor Engineering co-founder, for a second assault on the event – their first coming in 2013.

Founded in 1983, Ilmor has developed engines for multiple Formula 1 and IndyCarwinners; and built the Mercedes-Benz engines used by the McLaren F1 Team for its ...

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Spare Parts for Older Citroëns

, 15 Dec 2018

Though not as comprehensive as we would like to see, the creation of such a programme could be helpful to owners.

The web-site promises spares for all models from the Traction Avant series to the X-series, but they’ve still got a way to go.

A few models are well catered for, while others only rate only a couple of entries.

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Citroën DS 3 Crossback 2019 revealed

Andrew Chesterton – Cars Guide, 14 Sep 2018

Citroën's upscale DS brand has revealed its newest bespoke model, with the DS 3 Crossback unveiled ahead of a Paris motor show debut.

The DS brand operates as a standalone premium marque in International markets, and while it no longer exists in Australia, Citroën's new importers Inchcape are known to be considering a similar strategy in Australia.

And if any model can get that business plan over the line, it's the new DS ...

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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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