After making its first racing debut on the legendary Le Mans circuit, the Citroen Survolt has received a little head-to-toe makeover courtesy of the dynamic Francoise Nielly. Unlike Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst, who are tremendous artists in their ow regard, Nielly’s work encompasses the creativity and incandescent colors found in the style of art cars, leaving the task of turning the Survolt into a Nielly masterpiece as a beautifully simple one.
Francoise Nielly uses a variety of fluorescent colors combined with contrasting curved lines and sculpted flanks to "reclaim the light and offer a different reading of the car running 100% power of the brand", says the manufacturer for the Rafters. Broken down, this mean that most of the coloring is found on the front of the car with a gradual decrease of color flowing towards the back. This keeps the eye focused on the most powerful view of the vehicle.
The Citroen Survolt measures at 3.85m long, 1.87.m wide, and 1.2m high and weighs in at just 1,150 kg. It comes with a tubular chassis, a flat underside with an extractor, and full carbon bodywork. As for capabilities, the Survolt is powered solely by electricity and can produce a 0-60 mph time of just a shade under five seconds with a top speed of 162 mph.
The Survolt Artcar will be displayed in the C42 showroom, in Champs-Elysees, Paris.