1980 Citroën Karin (Model)

The Citroën was once awarded the title of the world’s ugliest car. But their engineers had high aspirations.

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.”1

Yeah. I’d drive one, if it existed.


1Found at Citroenet.

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