A reference to the eponymous sedan, the Citroën Ami continues to stir up the past and pays homage to the 2CV Charleston.
The Citroën Ami is to the eponymous sedan what the Mustang Mach-e is to the Pony Car: a reference that only has the name in common. However, we could see an ounce of heritage there, with a popular car without a license like the 2 CV, which then lent its underpinnings to the original Ami, or 3 CV for those very close to it.
It was undoubtedly influenced by these analogies that Italian designer Massimo Biancone imagined the Citroën Ami Charleston. An obvious reference to the famous 2 CV of the same name, to which it pays homage with a two-tone black and Red Delage dress, whose lateral curvature adapts very difficult to the cubic shapes of the electric license-free car!
High-end comfort for the Citroën Ami Charleston
Regardless, the goal of the operation is clear: “The objective of the Ami Charleston project was from the start to highlight the taste for elegance and to emphasize on-board comfort, concepts which have always been present in the DNA of the Citroën brand. The journey consisted of looking with new eyes at a product already in circulation and keeping in mind the history and culture of the brand allowed me to create a version capable of combining past, present and future,” specifies the creator.
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The Citroën Ami Charleston therefore adopts comfort seats with houndstooth upholstery, rubber mats and a central rear-view mirror. We even find, and these are undoubtedly the most attractive details, a steering wheel in reference to that of the 2 CV as well as a pocket behind the seat for the umbrella. A leather document holder, a notebook and pencil made with Pininfarina, a parking disc and a leather backpack are also among the accessories. The canvas sunroof or the “performance improvement” program are on request.
The Biancone studio plans a volume of 150 copies. According to website which keeps the counters up to date, 32 pre-orders have been recorded, including 4 validated. The price was not specified, but the Citroën Ami Charleston would appear at “less than €11,000”, or almost €3,000 more than the original model.
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