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.


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  (383) posted on 02.9.2012

I like the design on the headlights it appears like eyes. It’s really a work of art for a car. It’s a splendid of different fluorescent colors.

  (580) posted on 02.7.2012

This car’s so cute; it combines all my favorite colors in a wonderful art work. I swear I want to own one of this 2010 Citroen Survolt Art car no matter what.

  (488) posted on 02.7.2012

I love this art car! I like the fluorescent colors and contrasting curved line it looks very warmth. It’s really a stunning racing car.

  (676) posted on 01.31.2012

It’s colorful isn’t it? The artist surely applied his emotions in painting as a form of art. At any color, this car certainly accepts and gives good output. 

  (276) posted on 11.24.2011

Nice artistic graphic design! It is truly a head turner on that! Anyway, I would really hope that they could justify the angst which this vehicle had by using a great engine.

  (474) posted on 10.3.2011

Nice profile, this customized Citroen Survolt Artcar makeover have striking and astonishing dynamic appearance for the car. Truly, a creative masterpiece.

  (579) posted on 07.19.2011

A touch of arts? Hmn, for those people who don’t understand what art is, they would think that they can let vandalism on this. It was nice but I think the automaker need to minimize the “arts” in this car.

  (613) posted on 02.7.2011

The one-of-a-kind vehicle is set to displayed at C42, Citroën’s flagship showroom on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, but if your Air France frequent flier miles isn’t up to the job just yet, you can take the shorter trip to our own gallery below for a closer look.

  (336) posted on 01.27.2011

Oh! Such untidy automobile,racers only caught this attention. They are loves over stylistic design.

  (444) posted on 01.9.2011

It looks so sultry, so French.... it looks like it wants a cigarette.

  (427) posted on 01.9.2011

The same thing happened to me when I got impatient with my liquid inkjet printers and just pulled the picture out of it half way through the print.

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