Donald Osborne has been CEO at the Audrain Automobile Museum in Newport, RI since November 2020. He has done video reviews of a number of their cars, and in one recently posted where he drives an ID 20 Break, he gives a thoughtful and respective commentary as to why the Citroën DS is a milestone in automotive engineering and design.
To quote Donald,
“I would gladly cross the United States. I’d drive up to Alaska in a Citroën DS or an ID. Just wonderful effortless, spectacular!”
We love how the autumn leaves twirl around the ID at the 7:45 mark, kicked up from the camera car drives ahead.
Donald muses about today’s EVs, and converting classic cars to electrification. As the D’s engine is considered its weakest aspect but it’s hydraulic suspension can accept great payloads while delivering a superlative ride, he makes the case that a hydropneumatic suspended D would be an excellent candidate to convert to an EV.
He also mentions his reverence for the SM. Watch the drive here:
Postscript Note: Donald might want to fasten his seat belt for any future drives.