Citroen 2CV 6 Special by Hermes to be unveiled in Paris

Article by Christian A., on October 4, 2008

Some of you folks don't remember but 60 years ago, on 7 October, an iconic car was born: the Citroen 2CV. With this occasion the French manufacturer decided to celebrate the 60th birthday of the vehicle at the Paris Motor Show, on October 7, 2008. In order to do this Citroen contacted Hermes!

No, not the Olympian god from the Greek mythology, the "other" Hermes, a French high fashion house specializing in leather, lifestyle accessories and perfumery luxury goods. As you may know already, Hermes already has a special edition of the Bugatti Veyron but this didn't stop them to customize another vehicle: the 1989 2CV 6 Special.

The classic vehicle got a new brown body painting, while the interior received new leather trim on the door facings, interior rearview mirror, gear knob, steering wheel ,driver's sun visor but also on the two seats that are upholstered in Hermes grey-beige cotton canvas and natural leather. In order to complete this finishing touch, the bonnet and interior trim at the rear is now featuring new Hermes cotton canvas.

PSA/Peugeot Citroen is a French multinational carmaker found in Parism France in April 1976. In December 1974, Peugeot S.A. acquired a 38.2 stake in Citroen, and increased its holdings to 89.95 percent. This resulted to the creation of the PSA Group – with PSA referring to for Peugeot Societe Anonyme -- on April 9, 1976, and birth of PSA/Peugeot Citroen.

Also at the Paris Motor Show at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Mitsubishi Motor Corporation will be unveiling the Lancer Sportback. This will mark the first time that Mitsubishi will be unveiling a vehicle at an international show. This new Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback will be launched in Europe in autumn. Donning a body type that is the most appealing in Europe, the Lancer Sportback 5-door hatchback is still distinguished by the trademark trapezoid- shaped grill and down turned nose.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback is available three variants: 1.5-liter version that delivers up to 109 hp of output; a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine; and a 2-liter turbodiesel mill that provides up to 140 hp of motive power.

Interestingly, the new Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback boasts of the 'auto folding function' of seatbacks as well as adjustment to the floor height by a switch on the rear. This allows the Sportback to offer more space in the luggage compartment.

At the same time, Mitsubishi will be unveiling the new Lancer Ralliart, which is based on its sports sedan, as well as the Mitsubishi Sportback Ralliart, which is adapted from Mitsubishi Lancer Sportcar. These Ralliart models are powered by 2-liter turbocharged, DOHC MIVEC 4-cylinder engine that delivers a max output of 177 kW (240 hp) and a peak torque 343 Nm.

Press Release

2CV HERMÈS, A TASTE OF LUXURY

The 2CV celebrates its 60th birthday during the Paris Motor Show, on 7 October 2008. To celebrate the event, Hermes has designed a made-to-measure outfit that highlights the vehicle's ever-friendly and generous forms.

The 1989 2CV 6 Spécial, repainted in brown, gains a natural leather trim on the door facings, interior rearview mirror, gear knob, steering wheel and driver's sun visor. For an even more elegant finish, the two seats are upholstered in Hermès grey-beige cotton canvas and natural leather. As a finishing touch, the bonnet and interior trim at the rear of the vehicle also feature Hermès cotton canvas.

An exhibition celebrating the birthday of this legendary car opened at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris on 15 April and is scheduled to run until 30 November 2008.

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