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Bertone and Citroën Collaborate on Futuristic 1972 Citroën GS Camargue Idea » Design You Belief

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The Citroën GS Camargue was an idea automotive primarily based on the Citroën GS, offered as a two-door coupé with 2+2 seating. It was designed by Bertone. It used GS mechanical elements, and was the identical total size, however 6 cm (2.4 in) wider. It was offered in 1972 on the Geneva Motor Present. Traditionally, that is the primary collaboration between Bertone and Citroën, which later produced the profitable BX.

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The idea automotive was first unveiled on the Geneva Motor Present in 1972 and on the London Motor Present in the identical yr.

When Bertone chiefs first heard about Citroën eager to create a chic, luxurious 2+2 kind automotive, they’d offered the challenge nearly instantly. A challenge that the French couldn’t say “no” to. Avoiding the excessive value of automotive creation and manufacturing, Citroën requested the colleagues from Italy to make the most of the GS mannequin chassis and different elements. The one space the place Bertone specialists might improvise was the outside design.


The elegant GS Camargue had a four-cylinder Boxer-type engine with air cooling that might attain 55 HP. As a result of initially, GS Camargue needed to be a French model’s flagman, the elegant coupe was geared up with hydropneumatic suspension. It could guarantee the best degree of consolation for these sitting inside.


Nonetheless, the futuristic GS Camargue exterior introduced up essentially the most discussions. Trying from the entrance, it reminded of an opulent sedan, from a aspect – a hatchback, and from the again, the design made by Bertone engineers appeared much like the American Dodge Charger.


Brave choices by Bertone designers had been welcomed with ovation and applause in Geneva Motor Present. Nevertheless, Citroën executives noticed the automotive from a unique perspective. The primary automotive of a three way partnership went to Citroën museum, whereas Bertone went again to the drafting board. In 1982, they stunned the entire world with Citroën BX.


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