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Car designers name Citroen DS beautiful car. Ever.

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If you had to pick one car, from the history of the automobile, as the most of all time, what would it be? The Type 57 Atlantic? Ferrari 250 Pontiac Aztek?

Tough and while everyone has their own we’d be hard pressed to just one. That’s why the of Classic Sports Car magazine a panel of some of the most car designers around and asked to choose. And what did they up with?

The Citroen DS.


Citroën DS named Most Car

What’s the most beautiful car of all A multi-million pound Ferrari or the Jaguar E-type perhaps? No, it is now Citroën’s humble DS, the car most for saving President De Gaulle assassination.

That was the verdict Classic Sports Car magazine a jury of the world’s leading car to nominate the most gorgeous ever.

The 20-strong panel from Car designer of the Century Giugiaro the man behind the Maserati VW Golf, Fiat Panda and Esprit to current Jaguar of design Ian Callum, and each their top three beauties.

Although Ferrari secured the votes as a marque, they spread across nine models, leaving the Citroën to the honours as the single most classic.

The top 10

1. Citroën DS

2. Jaguar

3. Ferrari 275GTB

4. Cord

5. Ferrari 250GT Lusso

6. 250GT Short-wheelbase

7. Jaguar

8. Lamborghini Miura

9. Lotus

10. Lotus Elite (1957)

Elliott, editor of Classic Car, said: The Citroën is a design, but we were still that it came out on top when you at the sexiness and values of some of its

Apart from the Mini, by far the most affordable car to get any nominations at which probably means a great investment!

Petrolheads are forever arguing about the beautiful cars and we hope this will put an end to the debate and for all, though we suspect it might just be lighting a under it. I don’t think has ever asked this great designers what views are, so who better to the official winner. even if all missed my favourite, the Alfa T33 Stradale?

It’s great to see the iconic DS such recognition amongst an august group of car designers. and the amazing news that a new DS from Citroën will over the next few years, clear we have lost of our styling panache or instinct for commented Citroën spokesperson Raven on hearing the news.

they said about the DS

* Giorgetto Giugiaro: The only of a car really conceived ‘outside the It is just impossible to imitate.

* Fioravanti (former Pininfarina chief and the man behind Ferrari’s Dino and 308GTB): A real car that, at its time and perhaps now, has represented the ‘dream’ in its progress.

* Peter Stevens great responsible for the McLaren F1 and Lotus Esprit): I have considered the fact that car was first drawn in 1955 to be

* Marcello Gandini (Bertone responsible for Lancia Stratos and Countach among many At the time I think it was complete madness from a business and point of view. but it was a really car in 1955. A few people may have of all those beautiful ideas, but it was bravery to implement all of them in one

About the Citroën DS

With its derived from Déesse for Goddess), this innovative was styled by Italian sculptor Bertoni and launched in 1955.

The shape was an instant design and over the next 20 years than 1.5 million cars sold in a range of specifications.

But it just the shape that automotive design: the complex suspension, plus powered clutch and brakes were compared to rival cars of the

While regarded today as a masterpiece and a potential nightmare for the mechanic it was of pioneering construction for its day unitary ‘tub’, bolt on and a plastic roof.

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But the appeal of the DS is as much as a cultural as a car with a long list of owners and fans (Alec Peter Cook and Will among them), plus appearances on film and in design and art galleries.

About Classic Car

Founded in 1982, Classic Car is the UK’s market-leading classic car and Britain’s third best-selling monthly.

The most beautiful feature coincides with an redesign of the magazine and is accompanied by a A2 poster featuring Lamborghini and Jaguar E-type, plus the buyers’ guide to the Citroën DS.

the panel of designers

On their own

* Peter Stevens (McLaren I always intended that the should be timeless rather ‘of the minute’, and that is that I would use as a measure of designs.

* Ian Callum (Jaguar It is the biggest challenge I’ve but I think we pulled it off. I think people appreciate how proportioned it is, given that a five-seater.

* Gordon Murray F1): Designed as a road but went on to win Le Mans, which in my is more difficult than F1.

* John Heffernan (Aston Vantage): When I borrowed it was much appreciated by ‘bikers of the Angels persuasion, which I

* Patrick Le Quément (Renault Some love it, some it. I wrote to the president of Renault and ‘I think you have to for instinctive design rather extinctive marketing.’ He wrote ‘I agree.’

And on other cars:

* Steve Crijns of on the Ford GT40: It’s so and has so much presence without being aggressive.

* Paul former head of design for Mercedes and BMW, on the Aston DB9: It’s more than the current Ferraris. I understand modern Ferrari the new California looks like a big VW

* Julian Thomson of Jaguar on the Gallardo: I love the proportions. a tiny modern interpretation of a things like the Bugatti are totally irrelevant to me.

* Martin executive design director of of Europe on the Lamborghini Countach: It was a spaceship, something totally new smooth curves with forms. I remember thinking never be able to do something as as that!’

* Ian Callum, Jaguar director of on the Ferrari 250GT Short-wheelbase: A of beauty and aggression. I just over them, and I can draw with my eyes closed.

* Gandini on the Cord 810/812: It was an design for the 1930s, with that could be seen in of 20 years later.

* Tom Tjaarda, head of Ghia’s studios, on the E-type: A gorgeous car. It narrow, like a woman in heels. It doesn’t have the that cars have

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