Citroën DS THE MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED VINTAGE CAR

@gastonrossato @thebarnmiami @renzorossato
S2 E13: We take out some of our new inventory. The 1973 (despite the fact we said it was 1970) Citroen DS 23 Pallas. The most technologically advanced vintage car. EVER.
A car produced from 1955 to 1975 and creating 1,455,746 examples total!
DS for the French word Déesse meaning goddess and Pallas for the luxury trim level named after the Greek god Pallas. Our example is a DS 23 alluding to the 2.3L water-cooled four cylinder engine. It was a rare option to have the 5 speed transmission (+ reverse) and this car has it as well....on the column of course.
Unlike most cars, this car has a complex hydraulic system that operates the brakes, suspension, transmission and steering.
The car has so many innovative features, for instance the headlights turn with the steering wheel to light up the direction in which you point. The headlight covers have little doors where you can reach in and wipe in the event of a foggy headlight cover. The inner dial of the speedometer has a braking distance meter. You can replace a tire without a jack! The rear quarter panels come off with just one bolt. The front track is actually wider than the rear for aerodynamics. The roof is made of fiberglass to lower weight and the center of gravity.
This car truly goes down as one of the ultimate classics. There is no other car in the world like this one, in both design and innovation.
Oh and did we mention it's the most comfortable car ever too!
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Comments

  • 2Beers4me
    2Beers4me4 days ago

    If you drive (or sell) a DS, at least it might make sense to figure out how the suspension is supposed to work... Hint, DONT drive on low setting. Its painful to watch this.

  • Patrick Sandeberg
    Patrick SandebergMonth ago

    I think that this was the first car to come with discbreaks. In the 1950th.

  • John Techwriter
    John Techwriter3 months ago

    What a waste of a magnificent machine on a couple of know-nothings and a completely inappropriate soundtrack.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    3 months ago

    Thank you for watching!

  • jean philippe Rondeau
    jean philippe Rondeau3 months ago

    La poésie Francaise.

  • Pierre Christian
    Pierre Christian4 months ago

    The quickest way to destroy the diaphragm in the suspension spheres is driving down the street with the suspension on its lowest setting. These guys might be importers of luxury cars but they don't know that much about Citroen.

  • Carolann Cannuli-Denton
    Carolann Cannuli-Denton5 months ago

    Too bad it's so FUGLY!!

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    5 months ago

    Can’t agree to that sorry!

  • Aydın Çitiloğlu
    Aydın Çitiloğlu5 months ago

    awfull poor ds

  • Gchoobe
    Gchoobe5 months ago

    Front bumper has missing overriders - just in case you didn't know :D

  • Gchoobe
    Gchoobe5 months ago

    The bonnet (hood) is aluminium!

  • Jipeg
    Jipeg6 months ago

    Ils roulent en position basse et prétendent qu’elle est confortable alors qu’il n’y a pas de suspension dans cette position ! N’importe quoi.

  • David O Rodriguez
    David O Rodriguez6 months ago

    I hope to own one some day.

  • Minigamer Blitz
    Minigamer Blitz6 months ago

    Wtf do not change height on the move!!!!!!

  • billoddiea
    billoddiea6 months ago

    Lame presenters...

  • Aloniab Smirks
    Aloniab Smirks6 months ago

    My father owned the the 1964 56 years ago in Ethiopia . This is my dream car to drive till this day thank you guys you made my day

  • Aloniab Smirks

    Aloniab Smirks

    6 months ago

    Tried to send the picture if you get it

  • Aloniab Smirks

    Aloniab Smirks

    6 months ago

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  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    6 months ago

    No, thank you for sharing!

  • Kamoza Kholoma
    Kamoza Kholoma6 months ago

    If I had a chance of buying this car, I would buy it for my dad as a present because he owned it in the '70s when I was three years old.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    6 months ago

    That would amazing. Gives me chills

  • Ban Powel
    Ban Powel6 months ago

    So ahead of its time, in fact, it looks more modern, than most modern cars today

  • Chempu Sangma

    Chempu Sangma

    Month ago

    ..... yes it was ahead of its time technically. But the argument for looks, sorry that's just under personal opinions...or problem!

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    6 months ago

    I agree!

  • peter ryan
    peter ryan7 months ago

    I found with mine brilliant to drive, the ride was incredible, But I could only drive it with the suspension setting in the centre lock position, but yes wonderful design,i have regretted getting rid of it many time,s and would eagerly buy another one today.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    6 months ago

    Agreed!

  • phlotographer
    phlotographer7 months ago

    My '69 DS 19 Pallas was semi auto but no leather seats. However the cloth seats were better and more comfortable than a living room home sofa. The button brake was and is so much better than any other braking system. When driving and having to brake in other vehicles, the foot has to rise from the accelerator to get to the brake pedal before being able to depress it. With the DS button brake, the foot simply drops from the accelerator to the button and that split second can allow for much faster braking. The only problem can be is when the guy behind can't stop fast enough and he occupies your trunk. Another great feature the vehicle had was the ability for the headlights to self level so when going up inclines the lights stayed on the road and not simply lighting the moonlit sky. There are many other features also. Best car ever and it was sad when they stopped being imported to both the US and Canada in '73/74.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    6 months ago

    Awesome. Thank you for sharing

  • Tryggi N
    Tryggi N7 months ago

    Citroën was voted third in competiton car of the century

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    6 months ago

    I did not know that. Awesome

  • Raf The Jaf
    Raf The Jaf7 months ago

    Guys the name is quite simple. Just say DS (pronounced day s in French) which means goddess.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    6 months ago

    Thank you

  • Raf The Jaf
    Raf The Jaf7 months ago

    This video is very interesting but it would be a lot nicer without the really irritating muzak.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    6 months ago

    Noted

  • Mat Fa
    Mat Fa7 months ago

    By the way you guys are bouncing I can tell you're in low position ! Ridicule

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    7 months ago

    For the photo opt...yes

  • Paul Stark
    Paul Stark7 months ago

    So, some american guys review a french car with spanish number plates=))))

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    7 months ago

    That’s globalization for you

  • Clube Ténis
    Clube Ténis8 months ago

    These two idiots are driving on the lowest suspension setting lol. This lowest setting is only for maintenance, the car has no suspension at all at this setting.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    7 months ago

    Your are correct. Thank you for the insult

  • Russ Cattell
    Russ Cattell8 months ago

    Nice review lads, my ultimate would be the safari DS 23 pallas. I'm sure there is one near me in SW France some time soon !

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    7 months ago

    Thank you!

  • tim weatherill
    tim weatherill8 months ago

    I grew up with this car. It was brilliant. But your height setting is disastrous!

  • Juan V Robles
    Juan V Robles8 months ago

    Put some Dayton wheels and you have a French lowrider

  • Stephen Arnoldus
    Stephen Arnoldus8 months ago

    give it too me!

  • mr_s.crow
    mr_s.crow9 months ago

    The stearing wheel is design for safety so in a crash it will not break your chest or your head

  • Keyser

    Keyser

    9 months ago

    Exactly

  • Daniel Ockeloen
    Daniel Ockeloen9 months ago

    ahh haters just hate, learn more about the car you own will help, my dad worked for >50 years for citroen and i worked on them myself. It was indeed a little hard to watch while you explained how smooth the ride is but its not like how upset owners got at Burt Reynolds where they trashed a nice SM for a movie.

  • Love It Or Scrap It
    Love It Or Scrap It10 months ago

    Looks very cool.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Thank you

  • CarsCloseUp
    CarsCloseUp10 months ago

    Not air cooled, water cooled!

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Correct

  • Louis Caraballo
    Louis Caraballo10 months ago

    Back in San Jose California my Elementary School the 6th Grade Teacher Mrs. Halverson she had went to Europe after college. She and her Husband came back with two the Station Wagon and the Sedan. Cool Looking Cars that would have been about 1970

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing

  • Pablo Gimeno
    Pablo Gimeno10 months ago

    music is shite

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Pablo Gimeno as long as it has potential we’re in good shape! Thanks again for watching 💪

  • Pablo Gimeno

    Pablo Gimeno

    10 months ago

    @Gaston Rossato I think your channel has lots of potential but these things are a drag to watch

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Pablo Gimeno but it keeps it interesting !

  • Pablo Gimeno

    Pablo Gimeno

    10 months ago

    And driving a DS on low position is like landing an airplane without the landing gear!

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Sorry you didn’t like. Thanks for watching

  • Aleksandar Kostevski
    Aleksandar Kostevski11 months ago

    Numero uno

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Thank you!

  • sarajevorajvosa
    sarajevorajvosa11 months ago

    citroen-video.info/goon/video/mbGChcuyupCkZIU.html

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Ty

  • Local Fox
    Local Fox11 months ago

    My dream car after the alpha romeo guerilla

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Yes!!

  • A Thompson
    A Thompson11 months ago

    Beautiful example of my favorite car of all time. Considering how many people who were offended by either the ride height and or the music chosen, maybe a total redo may be in order. In addition to the changes to appease your audience, you should also look into giving us a demonstration of driving the DS on three wheels! The only thing, I wouldn't try the tight circles while in that mode.

  • Walter Dean

    Walter Dean

    Month ago

    phlotographer Good story, that would make a great movie! 😅

  • phlotographer

    phlotographer

    7 months ago

    @Gaston Rossato not an issue with the DS. Works perfectly fine. My dealer was stopped by the OPP driving North on HWY 400 to come back to his location after having a flat and finding out one of his mechanics had removed and not replaced the spare for another job. Passed everything the OPP officer could throw at him.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Thank you very much! We don’t want to risk a malfunction on 3 wheels! Lol

  • Char Leon
    Char Leon11 months ago

    That’s beautiful!!!

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Thank you!

  • Vincent Ingram
    Vincent Ingram11 months ago

    Fun wee video with some lovely shots. I'm assuming that this was made while you were still a new owner. These cars do polarise people for sure and those of us that love them can be broadly put into 2 groups. Those that continually learn about them, get every little detail perfect and treat them like trailer queens AND those that do the above but drive them they way they should be. I've owned 2 of these over the past 12 years and my current DS23 is undergoing a total restoration and I am still learning new things about the car. Sure other commenters are right - the car should be driven at speed on only the middle 3 height options but can be driven slowly on the lowest (9cm) and highest setting (24cm, I think) which is higher than some suv types. There is a lot of information that would be of interest to people that wasn't in the clip but maybe do another video a bit later and cover that information e.g. the manufacturing process required a far tighter tolerance than the standards of the day resulting in ramping up the precision of manufacture globally. Also the front fenders are removed using 1 more bolt (each) than the rear, but ancillary connections need to be disconnected which takes time. The suspension is self-adjusting regardless of the weight placed on it. I could go on...and on.. Nice work guys, you will have a lot of fun over the years with this car. be prepared to make a permanent space in your garage for it! LOL.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Thank very much! We appreciate the support

  • Joachim Fritz
    Joachim Fritz11 months ago

    Sooo bad: driving in lowest position is the worst idea; so bad to look at..

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Correct. Thank you

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    10 months ago

    Very kind. Thank you

  • opp Nushis
    opp NushisYear ago

    I suggest to show us the car more than your face.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Thanks for feedback

  • callum hardy
    callum hardyYear ago

    Best car in the world!

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Indeed

  • Stephen Berry
    Stephen BerryYear ago

    Very naughty to drive a DS on the lowest setting. The car is on the rubber bumpstops and your only give is in the tyres and bumpstops. This setting is for changing tyres and servicing ONLY. You strain the car's structure when you drive on the street, and risk grinding out the rear bumpstops leaving metal to metal...

  • chucku00
    chucku00Year ago

    To all the butturt commenters : it's Gaston's car, if he wants to drive it like a low rider give him a break. Superbe exemplaire en tout cas. Très bonne ID pour le toit blanc.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Thank you

  • Bojan Marsetic
    Bojan MarseticYear ago

    Nice video, but I will subscibe when you switch your brain to think: hey, maybe we should put some other music behind this video that suits the feel of this car'.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    We appreciate the view! Cheers

  • Eudald Guell
    Eudald GuellYear ago

    The mentalist

  • TRUTH SEEKER

    TRUTH SEEKER

    11 months ago

    These two are certainly mental...

  • countryflash
    countryflashYear ago

    Why you ride along such a bumpy road in the lower Hydraulic level ??? And the interior cam is s bad. That is not the real feeling inside. I own this car 4 years, ant till today I miss him ;-(

  • MAXLG68
    MAXLG68Year ago

    En position basse tu ne rouleras pas ou en taxi tu rentreras ! En position haute tu ne rouleras pas ou un abonnement de taxi tu achèteras !

  • PDBNorth12
    PDBNorth12Year ago

    The DS is water-cooled.

  • PDBNorth12

    PDBNorth12

    Year ago

    @Gaston Rossato There was lots of dialog. It's impressive that it was the only thing I picked up on. Keep up the good work.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Make a mistake, only human. Thx for pointing out

  • PDBNorth12

    PDBNorth12

    Year ago

    @Gaston Rossato @5:45 - "Naturally aspirated. Air-cooled"

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Yes

  • Elvis Tsakane
    Elvis TsakaneYear ago

    Awesome auto.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Thank you

  • HF Livares
    HF LivaresYear ago

    When exported in US in the lates 50, this car had no real success just because nobody was able to fix it, filling the brake system with lookhed instead of LHM fluid, for instance, and may be dammaging it cruising in low position. Totally stupid even for a while. Low position is the rest position. High level position is to climb obstacles at very reduce speed. You only appreciate the exceptionnal comfort of the suspension when cruising in normal position. This car can work on 3 wheels. This detail saved Pdt De Gaulle during an attack in 1962.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Correct! Thank you for sharing

  • Marc CAN
    Marc CANYear ago

    Ah mais non, ils sont encore plus cons que je pensais, ils roulent en position basse!!!! On aura tout vu...

  • dufonrafal

    dufonrafal

    7 months ago

    C'était juste pour la photo au début

  • Marc CAN
    Marc CANYear ago

    Les sphères de suspension ça se change!

  • David O Rodriguez
    David O RodriguezYear ago

    I remember a repair shop in West Hollywood (Los Angeles), California, USA, that specialized in these back in the 80's. I wonder if it's still in business.

  • riejurv50
    riejurv50Year ago

    A french, spanish licensed car in america and two men talking about how great its suspension is, of course, while driving it in its lowest position bouncing down the road, as it is the same as having no suspension................. Like repeating the "car's story" the way mr Leno did in an older video, but not knowing the car at all... Great video, poor car hahaha

  • Ausar Vandross
    Ausar VandrossYear ago

    Guys first as stylish brothers kudos! You guys come across as knowledgeable car dudes. I like that. You put together an excellent presentation and that’s the main reason I subscribed. Great job on my all time favorite Auto.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Thank you very much. Your support is appreciated and we look forward to bring you much more.

  • Mr. Cairo
    Mr. CairoYear ago

    Bold claim. W126 pioneered way more.

  • Vincent Ingram

    Vincent Ingram

    7 months ago

    The manufacturing process for the DS changed automotive tolerances globally from 3/1000 to 1/1000. That is a pretty fundamental pioneering trophy! My 1973 Pallas uses fibre optics in the dashboard - that was truly experimental since the product wan't available for general purchase.. I shall stop here - my point is made.

  • Anastasios Pappas

    Anastasios Pappas

    8 months ago

    Can the W126 ride on three wheels? Can you jack it up with just three moves? Do the lights turn with the steering or adjust with the hight? IS THE W126 AS COMFORTABLE AS A CITROEN DS? NO IT ISN'T AND IT WILL NEVER BE

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Maybe a future episode

  • Be Low Below
    Be Low BelowYear ago

    Don't break it...

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Nope

  • AlexanderDincht
    AlexanderDinchtYear ago

    The lower setting is meant for maintenance, not for driving...

  • Alek Bennett
    Alek BennettYear ago

    Handsome!!!

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Indeed!

  • titanus49
    titanus49Year ago

    I have one of these DS 23 Pallas,exactly the same color called Gris Nacre,which means Grey Oyster. Mine is also a 5 speed manual car,but has a red velour interior. Mine is a 1975 car, which was the last year of the DS cars,because Peugeot had taken over the company and the next car was called a CX. Here are some oddities about these cars. It can be drive on just 3 wheels,with the suspension setting on the highest level,and only if one of the rear wheels is removed, not any of the front wheels. There is no Citroen badge on the outside or the inside of the car,only the chassis plate has the word Citroen. On the rear trunk,it will have DS23, badge,and the C pillars has the word Pallas. The front doors are self closing. The hood is made of aluminium alloy, the roof is fiberglass and can be unbolted and removed.

  • Donald Toussaint

    Donald Toussaint

    Year ago

    Yes! I saw one being driven on 3 wheels without the 4th one when I was kid in Haiti. Thank you for sharing Cheers!

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Thats awesome! Thanks for sharing

  • David Kjellden
    David KjelldenYear ago

    What the hell are you doing!? You can't drive the car in the lowest suspension setting, you'll ruining the car within a few minutes! Yes, maybe it looks cool but FFS...

  • mark Bours
    mark BoursYear ago

    I had one 1969 ds id19 best car I've ever owned

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Nice!

  • Mat Fa
    Mat FaYear ago

    Looking at the way both of you bounce, I've no idea how you can talk about the suspension comfort when the car is set to its low level

  • Walter Tymczyna
    Walter TymczynaYear ago

    Delray Beach local here! Love this car. Can it fit 6’3 driver?! Thanks! (1977 450SL, 2000 E55 AMG, 2017 Aprilia Tuono Factory).

  • Simon Stauber

    Simon Stauber

    10 months ago

    I'm 6'4 there's no problem. Take out driver's seat & drive from the back seat.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Hello! I’m 6’3 and there is room to spare! Thanks for watching 💪 (sweet rides)

  • Facu
    FacuYear ago

    Simply magificent!

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Thank you

  • Alexis Labarthe
    Alexis LabartheYear ago

    Why the fuck you drive it with low suspension ??

  • Kevin Roberts
    Kevin RobertsYear ago

    Guys, Sam Barrett is right, the lowest setting isn't for driving. The middle 3 of the 5, select-able heights are for driving. I know because I daily drive a '72 DS. And, in my opinion, the music in this video was massively annoying. Why not some Edith Piaf? I wish they researched and learned the Citroen DS better. It would have made for a better video.

  • Irakli
    IrakliYear ago

    Great car! My father used to see another one, but it was DS 23, in USSR, it was 1976. The emotions were so much, that was pure "wow effect" ! According to words of my dad, the feeling was like a car from another planet. Today there are few cars that can be so impressive with their technical solutions. Abundance of demand, and mass.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing

  • Stephen Hillard
    Stephen HillardYear ago

    Really try learning automotive history first prior to making fools of yourselves. Citroen traction avant , DS and many other European manufacturers ideas are now standard features on mass produched cars. The world doesn't begin and end in the U.S.A.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Ok. Not sure how we tried to suggest that, but I do thank you for watching. cheers.

  • Paul Robinson
    Paul RobinsonYear ago

    If that's a DS23 it has a 5-speed transmission. 5th is push forward (away from you) and up, it's above where reverse is. Check it, if not then this transmission is not original to the car, all manual DS23s had a 5 speed. The Citromatic remained at a 4 speed, so for cruising at highway speeds the 5 speed is desired. Nice video, glad you guys like it. Imagine driving one of these to your High School as a student in the '70s!

  • Paul Robinson

    Paul Robinson

    7 months ago

    @Daniel Ockeloen My first car ever was a 1966 DS21 Cabriolet by Chapron. Loved it, regret ever selling it. Now it would command more than $200K USD!

  • Daniel Ockeloen

    Daniel Ockeloen

    9 months ago

    I would pick a DS21/23 pallas cabriolet... black with brown leather....But they are getting darn $$

  • John Stenlund
    John StenlundYear ago

    too much music

  • Goran Ranitovic
    Goran RanitovicYear ago

    two idiots

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Thank you

  • The Vintage Line
    The Vintage LineYear ago

    DON'T DRIVE A DS ON THE LOW SUSPENSION SETTING! I can tell you guys love this car but that was painful to watch.

  • robert van droffelaar

    robert van droffelaar

    4 months ago

    She was bouncing on her rubber stops.... :-(

  • Pierre Christian

    Pierre Christian

    4 months ago

    Me too

  • Vincent Ingram

    Vincent Ingram

    7 months ago

    @Paul Robinson I once left my DS idling when getting a tow from a truck. I requested a flatbed but they sent a dolly-equipped service guy. The additional wait for the correct truck was 2 hours. I had only 6 km to travel... so I supervised the attachment of the wheel dollies for side clearance and left her running - and watched the tow truck mirrors like a hawk. She performed flawlessly and I would do it again. I was fortunate that the problem wasn't an engine issue.

  • Pool Logic Durbanville

    Pool Logic Durbanville

    7 months ago

    @FUCK SHIT hey give them a break. When I bought mine I also didn't know. It's not the average everyday design. I also learned my lessons. Even almost broke my hand trying to crank it by hand. I'm sure they'll learn quick and once bitten always Citroën

  • FUCK SHIT

    FUCK SHIT

    Year ago

    @Gaston Rossato It's worrying, if it's your car, you don't know anything about this car! before making such a bad video, you should read the manual, because, watching you drive in a low position, you pass for unprofessional people!!

  • dancingintherainfrom
    dancingintherainfromYear ago

    Bunch of idiots, driving in lower position will just crush the membranes in the spheres

  • Paul Robinson

    Paul Robinson

    Year ago

    @zagyex It WILL damage the diaphragms! They get stretched too far and can be torn. This was irresponsible.

  • zagyex

    zagyex

    Year ago

    actually it won't affect the spheres but it will have unnecessary stress on the frame, because you're running on 4 small rubber bumps.

  • dancingintherainfrom

    dancingintherainfrom

    Year ago

    Thanks for your answer. Sorry for the bad words. Nothing personal. Lower position is only a maintenance state. Should not be driven even a few meters. It's not an air-ride. The spheres contains a membrane and you have stop-bumps on the chassis which are very fragile. Cheers from France.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    If you watched the video you'll understand it was for a roller shot for the distance of a block. It's very clear the car is not meant to drive like that, but we appreciate your concern.

  • Citrofilicar
    CitrofilicarYear ago

    You will damage car in this supension position

  • FUCK SHIT

    FUCK SHIT

    Year ago

    @Gaston Rossato it's fun, I wondered why they were shaken like a plum tree while the DS has the reputation of being the most comfortable car in the world thanks to its hydraulic suspension!!

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Yes correct. It was only for a photo.

  • Sam Barrett
    Sam BarrettYear ago

    Hi guys, great clip but your driving with the suspension set at its lowest which looks great but isn’t for driving, I can tell by how your being jolted around inside the car. I have a 72 DS and it’s the most comfortable car even by modern day standards, you should literally feel like your riding a magic carpet. Try it again on the second or third suspension setting.

  • Pool Logic Durbanville

    Pool Logic Durbanville

    7 months ago

    I must say. I once had to swerve at high speed at night for an obstruction on the highway. I heard tyres squeel but after I swerved back the car remained stable. It handled like magic. Sure own a lot to my ds. Should never have sold it. Stil the best car I ever had. Can't afford one now

  • barenstil55

    barenstil55

    Year ago

    @zagyex indeed, they are lucky its a ds tho, driving an activa in the low is just plain suicide lol, can't steer fully and takes for ever to get up again XD

  • zagyex

    zagyex

    Year ago

    @barenstil55 right, because brake power is adjusted to the load on the suspension which is 0 in this case. It's overall a very bad idea.

  • barenstil55

    barenstil55

    Year ago

    @Gaston Rossato I should note you have no real brake power when in lowest. it damages the system and is actually quite dangerous, eventhough it may look cool you shouldn't do it.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Sam Barrett you’re absolutely right. We did state we’re driving it like that while we secure the roller shots. The suspension is WAY too smooth to drive it like that. It was just for the “cool factor” photo.

  • technopro 2000
    technopro 2000Year ago

    The license plate is from Spain! Greetings from spain guys... 😃👍

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Saludos! Gracias

  • Ricky Boada
    Ricky BoadaYear ago

    Woahhhh. Seriously way ahead of its time! So cool. Thank you for sharing the knowledge, always great to learn things from these different cars

  • Stephen Hillard

    Stephen Hillard

    Year ago

    Whatch Jay Leno channel. His car is very interesting and way more factually correct.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Ricky Boada thanks brother!

  • Eric Moore
    Eric MooreYear ago

    Nice job guys.

  • Gaston Rossato

    Gaston Rossato

    Year ago

    Thank you!

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