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The 11 best French concept cars

The 11 best French concept cars

DS X E Tense – 2018

The DS X E-Tense was the company’s vision of a car in 2035 and could therefore have been a bland electric blob with some jazzy paint. Instead, DS made a car with two personalities. On one side you have a gull-wing door, glass canopy, no steering wheel and a leather-clad cabin with room for two, essentially an autonomous runaround. On the other hand, you have a single seat, a steering wheel, two pedals and… no roof. A single-seater sports car. Power ranged from 544 hp (400 kW) on the road to 1,400 hp (1,000 kW) in race mode, with a powertrain developed by the DS Formula E team. So a funky French Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.