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Watch A Citroen DS Battle A Tesla Model S – Rumor Central

Watch A Citroen DS Battle A Tesla Model S

The Citroen DS-19 and the 2013 Tesla Model S duke it out in the latest Head 2 Head episode. The pairing seems odd at first, but host Jonny Lieberman argues that the Model S and the DS are packed with innovation, making both contenders worthy of a comparison.

Lieberman argues that the Citroen might be the most innovative car in the 20th century for many reasons. For starters, the car’s futuristic body is constructed of fiberglass and aluminum, and its oleo-pneumatic, auto-leveling suspension was unlike anything the public had seen back in the 1950s. And the list of innovations continues: its Citromatic transmission (which Lieberman explains in the video), high-mounted brake lights, and lightweight chassis construction.

Next is the Model S, which was the recipient of our 2013 Car of the Year award. Most of you are probably well versed when it comes to this innovative Tesla, which provides drivers with road-trip-worthy range and supercar-like acceleration, all while producing zero emissions. Both cars are impressive indeed, but only one is declared a winner in this Head 2 Head. Watch the video, and let us know which car you’d rather own in the comments below.





By Erick Ayapana

2013 Tesla Model S Goes Head 2 Head With 1956 Citroen DS-19

2013 Tesla Model S Goes Head 2 Head With 1956 Citroen DS-19

At first glance, the two competitors of this Head 2 Head may appear as though they were picked randomly from a hat, but that’s not the case. Host Jonny Lieberman put the 2013 Tesla Model S and 1956 Citroen DS-19 together because he felt that they share one important commonality: innovation.

Lieberman argues that the Citroen might be the most innovative car in the 20th century for many reasons. For starters, the car’s futuristic body is constructed of fiberglass and aluminum, and its oleo-pneumatic, auto-leveling suspension was unlike anything the public had seen back in the 1950s. And the list of innovations continues: its Citromatic transmission (which Lieberman explains in the video), high-mounted brake lights, and lightweight chassis construction.

Next is the Model S, which was the recipient of our 2013 Car of the Year award. Most of you are probably well versed when it comes to this innovative Tesla, which provides drivers with road-trip-worthy range and supercar-like acceleration, all while producing zero emissions. Both cars are impressive indeed, but only one is declared a winner in this Head 2 Head. Watch the video, and let us know which car you’d rather own in the comments below.

By Erick Ayapana

Wheelies: The Exit Velocity Edition

Driver Stephane Sarrazin in a Peugeot 908 racer during qualifying sessions for the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race last June. The factory team announced its withdrawal from the 2012 race calendar this week.Jean-Francois Monier/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesThe driver Stephane Sarrazin in a Peugeot 908 during qualifying sessions for the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race last June. The factory team announced its withdrawal from the 2012 race calendar this week.

In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web:

• Peugeot, which has competed with Audi for dominance of the Le Mans series in recent years, has announced its withdrawal from the 2012 race calendar. The factory team is not a priority for the French automaker this year, as PSA Peugeot-Citroën tries to reaffirm its market position in Europe and abroad. According to a report earlier this month by Automotive News, PSA lost 405 million euros, or roughly $529 million, in the second half of the fiscal year. Audi beat Peugeot by a margin of 14 seconds to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June last year. (Autosport)

• An advertisement for the Citroën DS4 was banned from British television after a broadcasting standards authority received reports that the spot brought on symptoms of epilepsy in some viewers. The ad features quick cutaways and, at one point, the word “Yes” flashing against a background filled with the word in alternating black and white lettering. A spokeswoman for an epilepsy awareness group applauded the authority for taking action. (BBC)

• Proton, the Malaysian parent company of Group Lotus, which consists of the niche sports-car manufacturer as well as a Formula One racing team, was sold this week to DRB-Hicom, an investment holding company. The government’s 42.7 percent stake in Proton was bought for a reported 1.29 billion ringgit, or roughly $416 million. An executive for DRB-Hicom said it would entertain the sale of Group Lotus, which has not been profitable in the 15 years it has been owned by Proton, at a later time. (The Wall Street Journal)

• On Tuesday, Elon Musk, the Tesla Motors co-founder and chief executive, announced on Twitter that he and Tallulah Riley, the British actress, were separating after four years of together and one year of marriage. “@rileytalulah It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever. You will make someone very happy one day,” Mr. Musk wrote. He and his first wife, Justine Musk, have five sons. Earlier on Tuesday, Mr. Musk led a conference call to assuage concerns that Tesla was on shaky ground after the departure of two executives caused the company’s stock to drop by 19 percent. The stock has since rebounded. (Forbes)

• John Fitch, the former Le Mans driver and one of the subjects of the documentary “The Quest,” which was recently featured by Wheels, was reported missing from his home in Salisbury, Mass., last week. He was found on Jan. 9 and admitted to a local hospital. A spokesman for the Connecticut State Police confirmed that Mr. Fitch, 94, was found in the town of Stockbridge, near the Massachusetts-Connecticut border.  (Litchfield County Times)

By THE NEW YORK TIMES