Citroën CX, Facel Vega, Peugeot 205: Retro French make you want
Renault has already recognized this and will soon be relaunching the R5. But we have a few more ideas for retro classics à la française…
What we call the cw value is called cx by the French – the key figure for the drag coefficient. It is the namesake of the Citroën CX, whose unusual body is supposedly quite streamlined. In truth, the drag coefficient was even higher than that of the unofficial predecessor, the DS. With a little more aerodynamic fine-tuning, a new CX would be very trendy these days.
Looks like a US road cruiser, but it’s from France. For just ten years (1954 to 1964) Facel Vega, a subsidiary of the metal company Facel, built cars, but during this time they put extravagant limousines with outstanding performance on the wheels. Today, the few remaining copies are hiding in collectors’ garages. Another reason for a remake…
For 16 years, until 1998, Peugeot played with the 205 in the small car league, selling a total of 5.3 million units. Its successors have meanwhile arrived at the name 208, but rely on modern design and not on retro charm. But: When Renault comes around the corner with the R5, Peugeot might also think about a new edition of its “5er”.