• May 26, 2009
Team Nimik Citroen 2CV/Ferrari F355 hybrid one-off - Click above for high-res image gallery

This is surely one of the most original/bizarre/impressive/controversial hybrids we've seen in quite some time. In fact, it's likely to be so controversial as to single-handedly effect Franco-Italian relations. After all, how does one explain away the melding of one of Italy's favorite sons (F355) and a variant of France's iconic people's car, the 2CV fourgonnette?

In any case, while we're not sure as to the condition of the Fezza before it received its Tin Snail conversion, we're just going to hope that it was a write-off and enjoy the metalwork madness that has resulted. Far from a cut-n-shut operation, this conversion looks to have taken some serious craftsmanship and man hours, as aside from the basics (four wheels, an engine, headlamps, etc.), there isnt exactly a whole lot of commonality between the two vehicles.

Admittedly, our Italian is on the rusty side, but from what we can gather from the various websites linked below, this is also likely the costliest 2CV ever built, having apparently tallied 180,000 Euros to build (in excess of $250,000 USD). Why a Citroen? Our Italian is a bit shaky, but judging by the car's website, it appears to be some sort of amusement/promotional tool for the Nimik Rally Team, which runs (what else?) Citroen racers.

High-res gallery below, video of the build (complete with a howling Janis Joplin soundtrack) available after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Daniel!



[Sources: Nimik.it; TheAutoUnion.net | Images: SwissCarSightings]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Reminds me of my little red Acadyane. Rust ate it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now that is what i would call one hell of a sleeper. Would like to see the look on the ricer's face when you blow his little civic out of the water with a 2cv that sounds so damn good!
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL
      • 5 Years Ago
      That would be the child of Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The 'Ferrambo' already did this. Better. Look it up on the interwebs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Errr... what just happened?
      • 5 Years Ago
      What is this?
      • 5 Years Ago
      What a waste of a good 2CV!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think it's cute?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why didn't they put the Ferrari body on the 2CV chassis instead?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm speechless, and not for any of the usual reasons. That's such a ridiculous, yet awesome, mix.
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