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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Which Car is the Beauty Queen?

The first time I saw the Citroen DS firsthand, I, contrary to the usual practice, did not even rush to drive it. I simply spellbound and stood in front of the "Goddess", and the legendary design of Flaminio Bertoni (not to be confused with the well-known designer - the owner of the body shop of the same name Nuccio Bertone!) The outlines of the car are so light that it seems as if the car aspires to air. According to the authors of the project, the new French car was designed to replace the angular pre-war Traction Avant and have the most aerodynamic body in the form of a drop - all these plans have obviously become a reality.

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The Goddess of Beauty

Initially, the project had the name VGD (Voiture à Grande Diffusion) - "Big Mass Car", but later the name was changed to DS. As a result, the designer produced a car without a radiator grille, but with a rounded nose, narrowing to a tail and fantastic for those years coefficient of drag Cx = 0.382. True, the first sketches had to be abandoned: in order to place the carburetor engine, it was necessary to slightly increase the height of the all-aluminum hood. To this day, this part of the car is one of the largest parts made of aluminum alloys created in world practice.

Convex panoramic windshield goes to the front pillars, and a thin roof, banded with chrome molding and as if floating on thin central pillars, for the first time in the world was made of fiberglass. In general, the lightness is a characteristic feature of the elegant French: just look at the vast area of glazing and side windows without frames. Small rear-view mirrors, fixed on thin chrome legs in the area of a forward pole, are regulated manually and show perfectly despite their sizes.

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I hope you were excited by the beauty and shape of this legendary French model. There are also plenty of luxury cars produced today, from the legendary Rolls-Royce and Bentley to Ferrari and Lamborghini. Moreover, today this beauty is available to everyone, all you need to do is to visit and order a rental car. In Dubai, you can rent quite different cars: legendary sports cars and luxury cars. The price for renting sports cars will pleasantly surprise you, and the range will make you come back again and again.

The Goddess of Comfort

In those years, in terms of luxury and interior decoration, the "French" had something to show and "Americans" with their "road cruisers", and richly decorated "British" with "Germans". Soft sofas in front and behind, covered with two-colored suede, are striking at once; it seems that you sit in a home armchair, which, besides all other things, can be adjusted in a horizontal plane. Folding armrests are used for the convenience of front and rear passengers, and one more is conveniently located on the door.

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On top of the roof from the inside of the cabin is a massive arc of soft fabric, which will not allow inattentive passengers to hit their heads when exiting the car. In the back there is even more space - the floor is absolutely flat, allowing the passengers to sit back and relax with their legs stretched out. The front panel is also unusual - in due time it was equipped and looked not less cosmic, than the appearance of the car. In fact, DS is the first serial automobile whose front panel was made of soft-to-the-touch plastic, and also the air deflectors, which had a separate electric fan, appeared here for the first time.


Citroen DS is simply a paradise for an engineer and a lover of non-standard decisions in automobile design. The more you learn about this car, the more you admire it: DS is so beautiful in running for summer vacation, and how graceful and unusual its technical device is.

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