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.
The 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