Sunday, November 29, 2015

Citroën DS Romãozinho/Bernardo 1972

Oil pastel and colored pencil. This is the Citroën DS 21 Proto Coupé Group 5 number 77 piloted by Francisco Romãozinho and José Bernardo in the 1972 Rallye du Portugal. Visually, the main difference between this proto DS and the factory DS coupé is how the back has been hacked out. Robert Neyret is the guy that took upon himself to shorten (and lighten) the DS 21 to make it more competitive in rally racing. After seeing Neyret's success with his modified DS 21, Citroën decided to build (or have somebody else built) their own prototypes to be used as works (factory) cars by racing crews.