The New DS Electric Concept E-TENSE From Citroen
|   Monday, March 28, 2016
Already an independent brand that came out under the tutelage of its Citroen parent, DS has decided it is time to impress their fans, and what better place than the Geneva Motor Show to do that.

DS will exhibit at the Swiss show the E-Tense concept, proof that the French are thinking of an electric supercar as strong as an Audi R8 e-tron. The new DS E-Tense stands at 4.72 meters long, 2.08 meters wide and has a height of only 1.29 meters. These dimensions make the model closer to the Audi R8.


In order to top its German rival the DS E-Tense uses an electric motor of 402 hp and 516 Nm of torque. This way, the super sport model is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds. The maximum speed is not so important, but it's good to know that it reaches 250 km / h.

On this model, the performance does not shock a lot. Instead, the surprise comes from the appearance of this model, which hints at the sensational GTbyCITROEN.
The new DS E- TENSE has the proportions of a true super-car, reminiscent of the Audi R8. According to officials from DS Automobiles, the new concept shows the technological and design directions of the French brand. Despite its futuristic look, it has elements inspired by the original DS from 1955, as well as the rear direction indicators which are located on the rear uprights.

One of avant-garde design ideas that is encountered in DS E-Tense Concept is giving up on glass for the rear window. This solution has been adopted in advance by DS Divine Concept. Practically, the ceiling descends to the rear of the car. Instead of the rear window a video camera was mounted, which projects the image in the rear view mirror.

The DS E-Tense Concept presents an evolved version of the DS LED Headlight Vision. These have adapted functions, such as distributing a broad spectrum of light in foggy conditions, rain or snow, as well as a way for highway lighting. However, the LEDs are rotated 180 degrees.

The electrical unit gets a lithium-ion battery with a generous capacity, mounted under the monocoque chassis, made of carbon fiber, and capable of delivering a range of 360 kilometers in urban mode and 310 km in a slightly more demanding mixed cycle.

Traditional brake lights were replaced by a central lamp, LED lights, similar to that used on Formula 1 race cars.
The interior is as spectacular and required 800 hours of creation, testing and production. Here, DS has created a dashboard that supports a generous multimedia screen, and turned to Moynat to provide a gripping support helmet like race cars have.

Moyne has created a harness for the driver's helmet. It is manufactured from calf leather and features a special design that consists of Y-shaped belts, similar to the belt design which caught the spare wheel from the trunk on classic cars. Equally interesting it is that the harness can be attached to the driver's seat, or it can be used to carry the helmet in a stylish way. Because it is composed of two handles and a leather wallet, the harness can be worn as a handbag.

Specialists from BRM Chronographers have also created a watch for the concept that can be worn or can be hosted on the dashboard, and Focal made sure that everything sounds good thanks to a high-end audio system.
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