This 70s-Era Citroen DS Gets a New Lease On Life Thanks to Electrification
Electrification might be doing a lot for modern cars, but it’s also breathing new life into older cars. Case in point: this 1971 Citroen DS. Tuning firm Electrogenic has removed the old 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and replaced it with an all-electric powertrain and battery pack. The new powertrain delivers 120 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque. The juice comes from a 48.6 kWh battery that delivers a range of around 140 miles but Electrogenic does offer a range extender that can boost that range to more than 200 miles.
Outside of the new powertrain, most of the Citroen DS remains untouched. The design remains the same, though the owner of this specific model went with the hydro-pneumatic suspension to improve ride quality. The tailpipes have also been removed while the boot lid now has a subtle “DS EV Electronique” emblem. If you’re interested, Electrogenic will upgrade your classic DS to
We rarely hear from the Musketier tuning firm, but that doesn’t mean that mean these guys have fallen off the face of the earth. Recently, the German tuning company that specializes on aftermarket works done on Toyota, Citroen and Peugeot vehicles unveiled their latest work on the Citroen C3.
Taking inspiration from the higher-spec DS3, Musketier went out and added some new aesthetic touches on the C3, including the addition of LED daytime running lights on the car’s vertical front bumper with a matching contrasting color painted on the edges of the C3’s fenders and the lower edge of the bumper. On top of that, Musketier also reshaped the car’s rear lower lip to be able to install the twin exhaust system. The tuning firm also lowered the car’s overall ride height by 35 mm and while also installing a set of 18” wheels. Over at the interior, Musketier dressed up the C3 with leather upholstery while adding touches of carbon fiber and aluminum. Finally, the German tuning company also tweaked with the C3’s electronic system, resulting in a boost in output from 115 horsepower to 129 horsepower.
At face value, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of changes done on the C3, but nonetheless, Musketier’s work is still worth noting, especially if you’re as big fans of the C3 as we are.
Sometimes, people just become too creative for their own good. While we applaud those who exercise their creative freedom – especially in tuning concept cars – we believe that it’s always a good idea to not go overboard.
In the case of this car – do we even call it one? – maybe it would have been best to err on the side of on conservativeness. But the folks over at NImik definitely had other plans. They created this: the ‘2CV Nimik’. The name, by itself, is reason enough for us to question the sanity of these guys but they sure did themselves one better. The Italian firm built this ‘vehicle’ by placing the casings of a Citroen 2CV on top of – get ready for this – a Ferrari F355.
Wrecking a perfectly good Ferrari just so you can put a Citroen on top of it to make a vehicle that’s too confusing to describe definitely puts the ‘2CV Nimik’ on top of the list of worst customizations in the history of the world.
To be fair, the ‘vehicle’ does come with a Ferrari-powered V8 engine and it is unique for aesthetic reasons. But we just can’t get over the fact that sitting under that Citroen was once a Ferrari F355.
Although it looks a bit weird for a German tuner to modify a French vehicle, this didn’t stop Musketier to unveil its new customization programme for the 2008 Citroen C5. The new kit consists in a front lip spoiler, new side skirts and a rear lip spoiler with integrated exhaust system.
In order to improve the stability of the vehicle the tuner added a new suspension system which lowers the car with up to 35 mm. Also a new set of 20 inch wheels was added. Under the hood the 2.2 HDI engine received a power boost of 37 hp, developing now 201 hp while the 2.7 V6 engine was boosted to 240 hp.
H&R the well-known sport springs manufacturer, unveiled its new suspension upgrade kit for the 2008 Citroen C5. Lowered with 35 millimeters, the vehicle delivers better road handling while keeping the same comfort. For those who want even better handling for their car H&R can also improve the chassis of the car. Of course, all the H&R components are approved by the German TUV. More photos after the jump!
Andy Saunders a 44 year old mechanic spent 6 months of his life in tuning an old Citroen 2CV into a cubist work of art inspired by Pablo Picasso’s Portrait of Dora Maar.
The 44 year old driver studied the painting of Picasso in great detail to figure out how he will modify his car.
The car he created is legal to drive only by daytime because it doesn’t need headlights or safety indicators.
Andy also says that the car hasn’t lost any speed during the modifications, because the car still (...)
Ibherdesign Automotive Styling has presented the Citroën C2 Ninja, an "extreme" tuning with a 1.6 del VTS that delivers 160 hp and an unique body kit.
The C2 features huge wings and spoilers and bulging wheel arches to accommodate its 18 inch alloy wheels. Inside is a sound system that is more than capable of drowning out all other sounds, while special upholstery and dashboard trim completes the visual (...)