Concept-car

NUMÉRO 9

POINTING THE WAY

Numéro (Number) 9 is our designers’ take on what a bigger brother to DS 5 could look like

Imagine a car that has the functionality and interior space of an estate, yet the low-slung silhouette of a coupe. Combine that with our traditional French craftsmanship and adventurous use of technology and you get a car that looks like a more extreme version of DS 5. Numéro 9 could easily point the way to a future top of the range DS.

INSPIRATION

First DS with new wings grille

Numéro 9 was our first concept car to feature the DS Wings. We didn’t call them that until we realised that the chrome rim of the grille spreads into the headlamps, just like a bird’s outspread wings.

OUR TEST BED

DS is all about attention to detail. It’s on concept cars like Numéro 9 that we develop new ideas that will one day feature on production cars

It was on Numéro 9 that we showed our turbine wheel design. This uses integrated fins to reduce turbulence around the wheel spokes and improve fuel efficiency. See how similar they are to the detailing on our current range?

A PIONEER IN PAINT

This was the first DS to feature our stunning Whisper Purple paintwork