The Citroen C-Metisse is a 4-door, 4-seat, coupe concept
which went on display at the 2006 Paris Motor Show.
The Citroen C-Metisse (Mongrel in French) is constructed
from lightweight carbon
fibre, and powered by a 208 horsepower diesel V6 driving
the front wheels, with two 20 horsepower, 300 lb/ft of
torque electric motors turning the rears. At low speeds
the car can operate solely on electric power resulting
in zero emissions. Yet despite the economic hybrid powertrain
the C-Metisse reaches 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds.
The Outrageous exterior design of the Citroen C-Metisse
is styled to create a sense of power, intimidation and
respect, while also providing an aerodynamic form for
improved fuel economy.
Inside the C-Metisse concept Citroen's designers have
gone just as wild. The four individual seats swathed in
white leather are accessed by dramatic upward swinging
doors which are not only impressive in appearance but
also provide an easy entry.
The C-Metisse's steering wheel has all the main comfort
functions and driving aids (radio, speed limiter, onboard
computer, lighting, indicators and windscreen wiper) positioned
within easy reach. Combined with the steering-wheel mounted
gear paddles the driver hardly need move their hands from
The roof console of the Citroen C-Metisse concept features
a 'contact' and 'start' button giving the sensation of
being in a fighter jet.
Similar and related vehicles:
Citroen C5 Airscape