Paris 2014 Citroen DS Divine 18

It’s not Paris Motor Show without a crazy concept from Citroen, and the French brand’s Divine DS is this year’s wild child. Described as a true expression of the DS brand’s DNA, the Divine DS is a four-door car that’s 4.21 m long and 1.98 m wide, putting it in the C-segment hatch ballpark.

The wide front end of Divine DS features ‘wings’ that were first seen on the DS 5LS and DS 6WR. The radiator grille is a sea of floating diamond shapes of different sizes and in varying shades of chrome.

The front light signature, inspired by the eyes of the DS 3 facelift, consists of LED modules designed to resemble diamonds, with Swarovski Crystal Fabric at the base to “bring the light to life.” The headlamps are laser diodes. At the back, the LED lights feature retracting scales that create what Citroen calls a “magical, hypnotic effect.”

More scales inside the four-seat cabin, which features work from Maison Lesage, France’s most prestigious embroidery house. There’s no rear window, so passengers can immerse themselves in an intimate, sophisticated cocoon, Citroen says.

It’s not important in a exploratory styling concept, but the Divine DS is powered by a 1.6 THP engine with 270 hp and 330 Nm of torque.

A mad reptile of a car that wouldn’t look out of place in an alien movie, sci-fi dreams of year 2114, or a next-gen shootout with the VW Scirocco R and Renault Megane RS.