The Citroen DS wins title of ‘Most Beautiful Car’

The Citroen DS wins title of ‘Most Beautiful Car’

Citroen DS fq

If you think about the full history of the automobile and try to find the most beautiful car ever made, it’s a difficult ask. While everyone has their own opinion, how could you pick just one? Well, the editors of an English car magazine have assembled a panel of some of the most influential car designers around and asked them to choose. And what did they come up with? The Citroen DS.

Names like Ian Callum (famous for his Jaguar and Aston Martin designs), Leonardo Fioravanti (of Pininfarina/Ferrari fame), ItalDesign founder Giorgetto Giugiaro, former McLaren designer Gordon Murray, former Pininfarina chief Ken Okuyama, and Ford’s European design director Martin Smith were all part of the jury which placed the Citroen DS ahead of the Jaguar, Ferrari and Lotus icons that rounded out the Top 10. A timely choice, to be sure, as Citroen prepares to relaunch the DS line with a new concept in Geneva. But a peculiar choice just the same. See below for a list of the finalists and judge for yourself.

1. Citroën DS
2. Jaguar XK120
3. Ferrari 275GTB
4. Cord 810/812
5. Ferrari 250GT Lusso
6. Ferrari 250GT Short-wheelbase
7. Jaguar E-type
8. Lamborghini Miura
9. Lotus Elan
10. Lotus Elite (1957)

Citroen DS fq

If you think about the full history of the automobile and try to find the most beautiful car ever made, it’s a difficult ask. While everyone has their own opinion, how could you pick just one? Well, the editors of an English car magazine have assembled a panel of some of the most influential car designers around and asked them to choose. And what did they come up with? The Citroen DS.

Names like Ian Callum (famous for his Jaguar and Aston Martin designs), Leonardo Fioravanti (of Pininfarina/Ferrari fame), ItalDesign founder Giorgetto Giugiaro, former McLaren designer Gordon Murray, former Pininfarina chief Ken Okuyama, and Ford’s European design director Martin Smith were all part of the jury which placed the Citroen DS ahead of the Jaguar, Ferrari and Lotus icons that rounded out the Top 10. A timely choice, to be sure, as Citroen prepares to relaunch the DS line with a new concept in Geneva. But a peculiar choice just the same. See below for a list of the finalists and judge for yourself.

1. Citroën DS
2. Jaguar XK120
3. Ferrari 275GTB
4. Cord 810/812
5. Ferrari 250GT Lusso
6. Ferrari 250GT Short-wheelbase
7. Jaguar E-type
8. Lamborghini Miura
9. Lotus Elan
10. Lotus Elite (1957)

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