Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Citroën Karin, 1980

Karin - a reverie
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.

Headlamp treatment was reminiscent of that of the SM.

Found Here: http://www.citroenet.org.uk/prototypes/karin/karin.html

Citroën Karin was never more than a non-drivable model, but what a wonderful wedge it was. The center-mounted steering pod is especially appealing, with its amphitheater HUD surrounded by giant Walkmen-like buttons.

Found Here: http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/04/28/photo-citroen-karin.html


Erly Grace said...

I want one.

Tim Razo said...

lol, i can totally see you driving one.