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    The Citroen DS3 is the Supermini which quite possibly saved Citroen. When it went into production it simply stunned the World.

    DS Inside pictured at Citroen Conservatoire

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    Concept Car - DS Inside. Marketed as “Anti Retro”, so that it was not compared to the Retro looks of the “Mini”, the DS3 (pronounced Déesse, French for Goddess) took its name from the Classically Famous DS range previously available from Citroen. In line with the “Anti Retro” theme the only thing similar between the two models was the name.



    The Flamino Bertoni and André Lefèbvre design with its futuristic looks and innovative hydropneumatic self levelling suspension was ahead of it’s time and was produced between 1955 and 1975. One of the most stunningly beautiful cars of all time and a head turner whenever one is seen on the road.

    This history of Design and Technology is what Citroen were looking for in their attempt to win over the Supermini market worldwide. It needed to express the French traits of sensuality, daring, savoire faire and Style with a capital “S”. And so, the designers set to work

    Concept Car - DS Inside

    The concept version of the DS3, Codename DS Inside, was a revelation in styling compared to the cars being produced by Citroen at the time. It shows how spot on the designers were that a vast majority of the styling and innovations of the Inside were carried over to the production model.



    At Geneva Motor Show 2009 the Inside made its first public appearance (note the Fuschia roof and mirrors).



    To be continued......
    Drive the Car not a Keyboard

  • #2
    love it i.e ( top photo ultra prestige me thinks ) and the retro name is right ( DEESSE ( GODDESS )
    Last edited by the guardian; 24-07-2013, 13:07.

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    • #3
      It's a double whammy as it harks back to the original but the 'DS' on DS3 stands for 'Different Spirit'

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      • #4
        Ron - Pic is of the Concept Car in the Conservatoire and you can see where some of the Ultra Styling came from.

        Biggy - that's in part 2, lol. Spoiler.
        Drive the Car not a Keyboard

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        • #5
          Spotted Sebastian Loeb
          MSA/BMMC Marshal

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          • #6
            Yes- top photo has the wheel colour of the Prestige doesn't it Ron
            Pedal to the metal

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Chris_Red View Post
              Yes- top photo has the wheel colour of the Prestige doesn't it Ron
              and the seats mate

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              • #8
                And the dashboard. Even the roof pattern though the roof on that one is vinyl/leather
                Drive the Car not a Keyboard

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                • #9
                  And it looks like theres a chrome embossed DS3 logo on the top part of the seat
                  The roof is similar to what I would like- in black
                  Pedal to the metal

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ds3adi View Post
                    Ron - Pic is of the Concept Car in the Conservatoire and you can see where some of the Ultra Styling came from.

                    Biggy - that's in part 2, lol. Spoiler.
                    When's part 2 coming?
                    DS3 Racing, also available in White

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                    • #11
                      Soon, been a bit busy and getting busier with the Club as you know lol.
                      Drive the Car not a Keyboard

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                      • #12
                        Hopefully next chapter soon. Got to save something for the winter, lol.
                        Drive the Car not a Keyboard

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