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Citroën – SM Coupé

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Vehicle Overview

Using Citröen SM mechanical components, this unique prototype was created by the Italian Carrozzeria Frua in 1971 and first displayed at the Geneva Salon in March 1972. At that time Citroën owned Maserati and this Frua-styled ‘concept car’ looks remarkably similar to the Maserati Khamsin. The latter was first seen as a prototype displayed by Carrozzeria Bertone at the 1972 Turin Auto Show, and debuted as a Maserati production model at the Paris Motor Show in 1973. A conventional front engine/rear-wheel-drive design, the Khamsin was powered by a V8 whereas the Citröen SM employed front-wheel drive and a 90-degree Maserati V6 engine. The Frua-styled SM may owe its existence to proposals for a front-wheel-drive Maserati sports car, and although the Italian company would go on to use the Citröen-inspired V6 engine it would be in the mid-engined Merak.

Technical Specifications

  • Body
  • Year
    1972
  • Make
    Citroën
  • Model
    SM Coupé
  • Coachbuilder
    Frua
  • Length (mm)
    N/A
  • Width (mm)
    N/A
  • Height (mm)
    N/A
  • Photo credits
    bonhams.com
  • Engine Type
    N/A
  • Designer
    Pietro Frua

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