If you had to pick one car, from throughout the history of the automobile, as the most beautiful of all time, what would it be? The Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic? Ferrari 250 GTO? Pontiac Aztek? Tough decision, and while everyone has their own opinion, we'd be hard pressed to pick just one. That's why the editors of Classic & Sports Car magazine assembled a panel of some of the most influential car designers around and asked them to choose. And what did they come up with? The Citroen DS.
Names like Ian Callum (famous for his Jaguar and Aston Martin designs), Leonardo Fioravanti (of Pininfarina/Ferrari fame), ItalDesign founder Giorgetto Giugiaro, former McLaren designer Gordon Murray, former Pininfarina chief Ken Okuyama, and Ford's European design director Martin Smith were all part of the jury which placed the Citroen DS ahead of the Jaguar, Ferrari and Lotus icons that rounded out the Top 10, which you can see in the press release after the jump. A timely choice, to be sure, as Citroen prepares to relaunch the DS line with a new concept in Geneva. But a peculiar choice just the same.