The New DS Auto: X E-Tense
The Asymmetric Dream – DS Auto
The DS Auto X E-Tense is the latest concept car which has us all speaking – here at Number1Plates. DS’ dream car for 2035 is the car which is… As “light as a feather” and as “silent as a breeze”. Created for those passionate about cars… erm hello!
An Asymmetric Car… with even more twists.
The concept car is based on the asymmetry of two vehicles in one, allowing owners to select their driving style at any moment in time. Pretty cool!
With the front wheels housing the two motors, peak power stands at a whopping 540 horsepower – pretty much unmatched. Not to mention that when in ‘circuit’ modem that rises to 1,360 horsepower! “The carbon fibre chassis sits on innovative springs and torsion bars, while an active system controls traction, grip and deacceletation. The active system thrives to optimise performance. Whatever the style of road surface”. – Says DS Automotive.
“The cockpit is accessed by an Elytre door that is trimmed with a carbon fibre/leather weave. Inevitably, the eyes are drawn to the pyramidal architecture of the single seat. Which adapts perfectly to the driver’s build like the fitted seats seen in motor racing. The steering wheel, meanwhile, in keeping with the symbol it has always represented vis-à-vis the passion for automobiles, is an enticing combination of leather, wood and metal. The two-tone Millennium Blue and Navy Blue Aniline leather is finished with DS’s trademark pearl topstitch pattern. These appointments alone contribute to the promise of a unique experience once installed inside the cockpit and provide the driver with an adrenaline rush even before they pull away.” – DS Automotive.
“Climb into the cocoon part of the interior via the gullwing door and the driver, alone or accompanied, becomes a passenger. This asymmetric layout frees up a different type of space underneath the clear glass canopy, with the passenger enclosed in a sensuous capsule, snug in a ventilated, massaging seat that stretches back like a deployed bird’s wing, with a feather star motif crowning the top of the back. Travelling with the autonomous mode engaged is an exceptional experience as other senses than touch come into play. The interior space is an immersive acoustic bubble dedicated to the pleasure of listening, signed FOCAL. The dashboard reinvents itself into a generator of musical flow: sound beams adjusted in real time follow the listener by adapting to each of his movements.” – DS Automotive.
All images and text credit to: DS Automobile