Citroen's Survolt Electric Sports Coupe Receives the Art Treatment

Citroen is displaying several of its new production and concept cars including a Survolt racer turned-art-car and a prize-winning DS3 at its C4_2 flagship showroom on Champs-Elysées in Paris.

The Survolt art car is the work of Francoise Nielly. The Marseille- born artist took Citroen's all-electric Survolt concept racer and adorned it with a psychedelic, fluorescent paint scheme. According to the French carmaker, the contemporary artist was one of the sources of inspiration for the styling of the original Survolt.

Also on display is Flavio Melchiorre's personalized DS3. The Italian artist won first prize in Citroen's Créative Awards, beating out some 700 other entrants. Melchiorre's car will be launched next year along with other DS3 personalization options.

Other vehicles on show include the crossover-ish DS4, a matt-black C5 Tourer, the new C4 e-HDi micro-hybrid, the DS3 "Racing' edition and the zero emission C-ZERO (née Mitsubishi iMiev) electric city car.

By Tristan Hankins