Citroën GS Camargue

Marcello Gandini is one of the greatest car designers, and in the 70s his style was heavily recognizable by his use of sharp lines – the famous wedge design. 

This is the Citroën GS Camargue from 1972, a 2+2 coupe concept designed by Gandini for the GS line that was launched a couple of years earlier. 

What is really striking about this car is that it clearly was designed with production in mind. The proportions are very similar to the original, it had the same length but only 6 cm (2.4 inches) wider, and mechanically they shared the same components.

He changed the “dress”, with the GS Camargue resulting more elegant and definitely sportier. The roof line was flowing, the front end was sharper and he added some muscles by “widebodying” the whole car rather than just the fenders, like in a Dodge Charger.

Unfortunately, the project didn’t see the light due to the excellent sales of the saloon GS, which is a bit of a bittersweet news, but without a more powerful engine, it would have probably been a flop.

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