Citroen Celebrates 40 Years Of The Sm

While hardly a motoring masterpiece, Citroen's high performance coupe SM has celebrated its 40th anniversary. The luxury sports tourer, borne of an alliance between Citroen and Maserati, was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1970.

Technically innovative, with a dynamic yet surprisingly comfortable ride, the Citroen SM was highly regarded for its futuristic styling, prestigious quality, 'magic-carpet' suspension and outstanding performance - a unique combination of characteristics not available in any other car at the time. Powered by a Maserati V6 engine, the SM was one of the fastest front-wheel drive cars of its day, with a top speed in excess of 220km/h. A competitive

2237kW 8.8-litre twin turbo-charged GM V8 engine 'Red Victor 3' is a highly modified version of Vauxhall's original 1967 Victor FD.

The car is predicted to do the quarter mile in 6.5 seconds at a top speed of 386km/h. The car will be entered in the 2011 MSA Pro-Modified Drag Racing, and despite its awesome looks is still street legal!

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