One of the coolest-looking and most exclusive Citroen cars was the gorgeous SM they introduced in 1970. When Citroen presented this elegant coupe to the public, it made the competition look outdated and old. In the late ’60s, Citroen was successful, so they acquired Maserati, the famous Italian sports car manufacturer.
Citroen management thought they could use Maserati’s powerful engines and sports car know-how to produce a luxurious, fast coupe with their signature design and style. Soon, the Citroen SM was born. The aesthetics were clearly French with a hydro-pneumatic self-leveling suspension and front-wheel drive. But instead of Citroen’s sluggish four-cylinder engine, it came with a 2.7-liter V6 from Maserati that provided a lively performance.