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Citroën Ami: Castagna Milano unveils a luxurious version of the EV

The Milanese company started from the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera of the 16-year-old’s father to realise this special project

A fully customised Citroën Ami with a very special touch: this is the latest creation from the Castagna Milano atelier, created to meet the request of a loyal customer and to delight his 16-year-old son with a unique vehicle.

The Ami is a lightweight quadricycle that brings a breath of fresh air to the electric vehicle scene. With its versatility in juggling cars in city traffic, and a zero-emission commitment, it is an environmentally friendly and highly economical little gem.

The design has several references to the father's DBS Superleggera

Castagna Milano, the famous vehicle customisation atelier, took up the challenge and transformed the French carmaker’s EV into something completely unique. Following the request of a loyal customer, a customised version of the Ami was created for the customer’s 16-year-old son, with an aesthetic touch inspired by his father’s Aston Martin DBS Superleggera.

The new creation features a black body with matt and gloss finishes, interspersed with yellow details that stand out in contrast, reflecting Aston Martin’s distinctive design. Castagna Milano designed 60 unique pieces for this Citroën Ami, 40 of which were eventually used in the construction, made using 3D printing techniques and recycled plastic.

The exterior modification package includes new front and rear bumpers with more aggressive surfaces, skid plates with a glossy black finish that contrasts with the matt bodywork, and a new design for the Citroën logo. The elegant alloy wheels have been replaced with a new set in gloss black with a five double-spoke design, a clear reference to the DBS Superleggera.

Alcantara and Leather for the interior

Inside, the customised Ami sports black Alcantara and leather upholstery with yellow detailing on the dashboard, seats, door panels and roof. The selector has been relocated from the left side of the driver’s seat to the dashboard, freeing up space for an additional storage compartment.

Under the bodywork remains the classic Citroën Ami, with its small 8 hp electric motor and 5.5 kWh lithium-ion battery, which provides up to 70 km range on a single charge.

This fully customised example is a unique example of how vehicle customisation can lead to truly unique and fascinating creations, combining the aesthetics of a luxury car with the practicality and sustainability of an urban electric vehicle.

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With the new Tender2, Carrozzeria Castagna inaugurates a series of one-offs derived from the electric Fiat 500, after several creations based on the combustion-engined model, also under the Abarth brand. The atelier, which has acquired no fewer than 32 3D printers for the carbon customisation of its new models, has created this example for the Hotel Mandarin Oriental in Blevio, whose guests can now rent this little beach car with a canopy to enjoy the view of Lake Como.

Built in eight months on the basis of the “La Prima” launch edition, the Tender 2 sports a tone-on-tone mustard yellow bodywork, combined with a Sapelli mahogany wood kit with eight-layer workmanship inspired by the most classic Riva motorboats, to give this material a characteristic shiny, almost glassy effect. Even the chrome-plated ‘comet’, which is placed on the lower part of the side, is inspired by nautical elements, such as the side air exhausts of the Riva boats themselves.

Inside are two BMW-derived power seats, customised with brown eco-leather upholstery in different tones, which also characterises the lower part of the dashboard, the armrest and other elements of the passenger compartment. The backrests of these seats are made of yellow-grey-brown nautical fabric with a houndstooth motif, which is also echoed in the large, horizontally developed element of the dashboard. There is also a soft carpet covering at the occupants’ feet.

The rear of the car is where the nautical inspiration is most evident, thanks to an extensive use of mahogany and the presence of the side lockers, with relative hatches. On the entrance threshold the presence of a steel door sill is evident, whose chrome finish is recalled by the cap at the bottom of the floor: by lifting it, it is possible to take advantage of the supplied shower. Here again there is no absence of wicker, a classic in Castagna customisation.