Wacky French Cars of the Frankfurt Auto Show [Gallery]

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

When it comes to bizarre concept cars, the Tokyo Auto Show might be the traditional winner, but when it comes to production time, often things end up looking like a Camry. Not so for those baguette-loving Frenchmen (and women). From Citroen, to Renault, to Peugeot, their production cars are plenty strange and the concepts that inspire them look straight out of science fiction.

Just back from the Frankfurt Auto Show, we’ve assembled a gallery of snap shots of some of the strange and very strange production and concept cars on display by French automakers there. Enjoy the originality, scratch your head or just have a good chuckle at the pictures below.

GALLERY: French Cars of the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Uncle B Uncle B on Sep 18, 2011

    Once the Thorium fueled, LFTR reactors are providing Electricity for the Electric bullet trains, smaller electric cars will dominate, and great gasoline guzzling V-8 engines of the past will die out completely. America folds now and will fail very soon, China will remain a Super-Power and Chinese ideologies will dominate, not American Crapitalist nonsense. We will see many very innovative adaptations to the new lifestyles we all will participate in, and the garish, wild west , high horse-power, top speed stoplight to stoplight horse Shiite will give away to a new practicality based in sustainability, survival in a minimalist lifestyle that gives more than it takes from society, a society that belongs to all, not just the Uber Rich who make it to the top, as before. Socialist notions will prevail, and even communist ideas will be spoken freely on the streets, as mankind begins to realize, even through modern communications, through computers through the internet his inter-connectivity, inter-dependence, and a new communal love for one another, as in the Christian notions. Cars, the markers of our civilization, bound to change with our conceptions of life, as we progress on this fascinating journey.