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Proof That Bertoni Applied Kamm Tail Benefits to the Sleek DS

Proof That Bertoni Applied Kamm Tail Benefits to the Sleek DS

When Flaminio Bertoni designed the DS, he incorporated a Kamm tail effect in a very clever way while not actually utilizing a Kamm tail design.Kamm tail — also known as "Kammback" or "K-tail" — is an automotive styling feature where the rear of the car slopes downwards before abruptly cutting o ...
New Flaminio Bertoni Biography Released

New Flaminio Bertoni Biography Released

Many long-time Citroënists know the French author Fabien Sabatès, who has already published in the 1980s, his first publication on the double chevron brand.Now,his latest biographical work titled "Bertoni" has been published and just in time for Christmas."Bertoni" is the new edition of the first ...
Mandatory History Lesson About André Citroën and the Traction Avant

Mandatory History Lesson About André Citroën and the Traction Avant

We have covered the history of the Traction Avant in previous articles, but today's featured article by Philippe Defechereux in VeloceToday.com bears special mention, as he eloquently covers the political and financial climate around the time of the Traction Avant's introduction.  At the s ...
Notice anything unusual about this Citroën Ad?

Notice anything unusual about this Citroën Ad?

by George Dyke..... Take a look at this ad by Citroën in the UK to draw people to their stand at the 1964 Earl’s Court Motor Show in London.  Does the DS look somewhat out of proportion?  It is, and in many ways.  Let’s compare it to a normal proportioned drawing of a DS.  Earl's Court ...
Why design essence is missing at PSA Peugeot Citroën

Why design essence is missing at PSA Peugeot Citroën

by George Dyke.....It continues to astound me why a company like PSA Peugeot Citroën cannot embrace the essence of design that resulted in such iconic automobiles as the Traction Avant and the DS.  Witness Peugeot's latest Fractal concept to understand the fractured nature of their future aspirati ...
Sculpture Commemorates DS 60th Birthday as a Design Icon

Sculpture Commemorates DS 60th Birthday as a Design Icon

The DS was launched in Le Grand Palais Paris motor show in October 1955.  Now, to commemorate its 60th birthday, Swiss artist Benoit de Clercq has created an 30 cm (close to 1 foot) long sculpture of the Citroën DS that weighs close to 1.15 kilos.Benoit de Clercq was born in October 1955 too, in P ...
Granted the DS could use a bit more power, but this?

Granted the DS could use a bit more power, but this?

There have been various attempts over the years to improve upon the DS.  This latest 911DS exercise by the visual communication studio Brandpowder attempts to graft the front end of a Porsche 911 to Flaminio Bertoni’s timeless DS design.  Even if the intent was to make a 911 more of a Panamera, ...

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