The 1980 Citroën Karin Reimagines The Car As Futuristic Sci-Fi Masterpiece

Freed from any concerns about market demands, Fiore had license to reimagine the car as sci-fi masterpiece, with the driver at the center flanked by two slightly recessed seats on either side. “The highly functional fascia has every control at the driver’s fingertips,” writes Flavien Dachet. “It includes an inboard computer with a screen displaying information about the car and the road. Small pop-up computers were also integrated into the door panels, ahead of the grab handle. Finally additional controls were mounted on each side of the pod so that the driver can adjust audio settings when listening to their Giorgio Moroder cassette.” Continue reading »

Flying Citroën Cars By Jacob Munkhammar

Swedish artist Jacob Munkhammar transforms old Citroën cars into flying retro-futuristic vehicles. Continue reading »

70th Anniversary Citroen H Van

Automobile designers Fabrizio Caselani and David Obendorfer saw the 70th anniversary of as the perfect opportunity give it new life. Rather than try and build the van to the exact specifications of the classic vehicle, they looked instead to try and capture the soul of the Citroen H. Continue reading »

New Citroen Karin is Very Hot… For 1980!


Having no new models to reveal at the 1980 Paris Salon, Citroën stylist Trevor Fiore was given the go ahead to build a model (not a driveable car) for display. The result was the trapezoidal Karin, clearly inspired by Michel Harmand’s design for a GS Coupé. A three seater with the driver being seated centrally and ahead of the two passengers, this layout pre-empted that of the McLaren F1 of 1992. Continue reading »