DS X E-Tense takes its chassis from a Formula E car and transforms it into a super car. Image via DS

DS built a Formula-E inspired supercar for racing enthusiasts

Citroen’s luxury marque DS Automobiles unveiled what a supercar might look like in 2035. The designer packed DS X E-Tense with futuristic design concepts an asymmetrical front, a panel light web for the headlight, an isolated driver cockpit, and a Formula E engine.

The frontal view of the DS X-Tense supercar. Image via DS
Image via DS

The car was a co-development of DS design team and DS’s Virgin Formula E team. According to DS, the supercar has 1360 horsepower when the driver switches to track mode.

Thierry Metroz, DS design director, said the design was inspired by motorcycle sidecar.

The independent open-top cockpit gives the driver a Formula car-like driving experience.

The image shows the driver's cockpit and the enclosed passenger cabin.  Image via DS
The image shows the driver’s cockpit and the enclosed passenger cabin. Image via DS
The DS X E-Tense is a front-wheel drive with power output directed to both front wheels. Image via DS
The DS X E-Tense is a front-wheel drive with power output directed to both front wheels. Image via DS

The DS X E-Tense car the company showed the media, uses carbon fiber for the body. DS designers are working on a memory alloy that could return to its original shape after an impact.

The super-car makes its presence felt on the airfield. Image via DS
The super-car makes its presence felt on the airfield. Image via DS

Instead of a dedicated headlight, DS E Tense uses a web-shape lighting panel as its headlight. DS dubbed light veil lets the driver customized the brightness.

On the passenger side, DS said the car could fit two people in, but it will definitely get crowded judging from the photo.

The DS X E-Tense features Elytre door that grants entry to the driver. Image via DS
The DS X E-Tense features Elytre door to grant entry to the driver. Image via DS
DS X E-Tense takes its chassis from a Formula E car and transforms it into a super car. Image via DS
DS X E-Tense takes its chassis from a Formula E car, turning it into a supercar. Image via DS

However, the see-through glass floor will make up for a less comfortable experience.

The DS 'light veil' curtains lights up. Image via DS
The DS ‘light veil’ curtains lights up. Image via DS
The image shows the passenger area inside the super car. Image via DS
The image shows the passenger area inside the supercar. Image via DS

The steering wheel is made from leather, wood, and metal. DS embedded the steering with a pearl pattern with two-tone Millennium Blue and Navy Blue Aniline leather finishes.

The steering wheel as seen from the driver's cockpit. Image via DS
The steering wheel as seen from the driver’s cockpit. Image via DS

According to DS, the concept car might only arrive in 2035.

The image shows the rear view of the vehicle. Image via DS
The image shows the rear view of the vehicle. Image via DS