DS X E-Tense Concept Car – Video
one half of the car is designed to be driven with a conventional steering wheel and pedals, but the other is a separate cocoon where you sit, maybe with a passenger thanks to a little fold-out seat, when you want to be driven. In the cocoon there’s an armchair-like seat trimmed in red leather and feathers, a coffee machine, a high-end Focal sound system, a B.R.M clock and a glass floor to see the road underneath.
Thanks to that Formula E powertrain, the X E-Tense is lightening fast off the mark, and the glass floor enhances the gut-wrenching acceleration. The sight of the road rushing between your feet emphasises the speed but also it’s the noise – it sounds part Star Wars, part Second World War air-raid siren.