News: FIRST AND SECOND FOR DS TECHEETAH AND ANDRÉ LOTTERER IN PARIS

The 4th edition of the Paris E-Prix and the home race of DS Automobiles certainly lived up to the hype as it saw the first ever wet race in ABB FIA Formula E championship history take place. DS TECHEETAH had … Continue reading News: FIRST AND SECOND FOR DS TECHEETAH AND ANDRÉ LOTTERER IN PARIS

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News: ALL FUTURE DS MODELS FROM 2025 WILL ALL BE ELECTRIFIED VERSIONS

We like DS up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers as the flair displayed in the styling choices and the vim and vigour present under the bonnet make for an exciting combination and so news of the firm’s future is always met with great interest. And now we hear that for DS, a French brand established in Paris and committed to the Formula E Championship, the ePrix, held at the weekend around the prestigious Les Invalides (Hôtel des Invalides) was an ideal opportunity for the brand to reveal the strategy for the electrification of its vehicles. While DS Automobiles … Continue reading News: ALL FUTURE DS MODELS FROM 2025 WILL ALL BE ELECTRIFIED VERSIONS

News: DS VIRGIN RACING COMPLETES MOVE TO NEW SILVERSTONE HEADQUARTERS

It’s already been an exciting start to the 2018 FIA Formula E Championship and now news has arrived at MotorMartin Towers that leading Formula E Team DS Virgin Racing has completed the move of its operational arm to new state-of-the-art facilities at Silverstone Park – a stone’s throw away from Silverstone Circuit, the home of British motor racing. The UK-based team, which has competed in the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship since its inception, have shared with MotorMartin that they moved into the premises last summer in preparation for the fourth season but has now put the finishing touches to … Continue reading News: DS VIRGIN RACING COMPLETES MOVE TO NEW SILVERSTONE HEADQUARTERS

News: DS VIRGIN RACING UNVEILS FORMULA E SEASON FOUR CHALLENGER

DS Virgin Racing has today launched its season four Formula E car – the DSV-03 – ahead of the opening rounds in Hong Kong, and coinciding with the anniversary of the team’s maiden victory. The fully-electric single-seater, they say, features an enhanced livery in the team’s now familiar purple, red and silver colour scheme, with subtle tweaks throughout. Under the cover, the experts at DS Performance have worked on further optimising the performance and efficiency of the car, including a new upgraded software system. The team have shared with MotorMartin that in the cockpit sees the first ever all-British driver … Continue reading News: DS VIRGIN RACING UNVEILS FORMULA E SEASON FOUR CHALLENGER

News: DS VIRGIN RACING DRIVER, SAM BIRD, TAKES DS E-TENSE FOR A SPIN INSIDE THE WESTFIELD LONDON SHOPPING CENTRE

In a special celebratory film shared with MotorMartin recently, DS has brought together four of its brightest brand assets – DS E-TENSE, DS Urban Store Westfield London, DS Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird plus a special cameo role with the soon-to-be-launched DS 7 CROSSBACK – the SUV from DS Automobiles. DS Automobiles has teamed up with Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush – the location of its flagship DS Urban Store – to take late night shopping to new levels by being granted special permission to drive the high-performance electric GT Concept car – DS E-TENSE inside the premium facility. Westfield’s … Continue reading News: DS VIRGIN RACING DRIVER, SAM BIRD, TAKES DS E-TENSE FOR A SPIN INSIDE THE WESTFIELD LONDON SHOPPING CENTRE

News: DS VIRGIN RACING CONCLUDES POSITIVE FORMULA E TESTING PROGRAMME

DS Virgin Racing have confirmed to MotorMartin that their driver pairing of Sam Bird and Alex Lynn – the series’ first ever all-British line-up – have racked up a sizeable tally of 440 laps around the 1.9-mile (3.09km) modified National Circuit in the team’s season four DSV-03 challenger (see technical specification below). Focusing on gaining valuable data ahead of the opening rounds on 2/3 December, the team conducted a series of race simulations and qualifying runs as it aims to continue its previous success in the all-electric championship.  The opening session on day one saw Bird top the timesheets with … Continue reading News: DS VIRGIN RACING CONCLUDES POSITIVE FORMULA E TESTING PROGRAMME

News: DS AUTOMOBILES REVEALS A RANGE OF ATTRACTIVE 67-PLATE OFFERS

As regular readers will no doubt already be aware of, MotorMartin has spent many a happy mile in the DS 3, DS 4 and the rather majestic DS 5 over the course of the last year or so and has been mightily impressed by the quality and looks of the latest editions, so much so that when the latest offers arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, there was much excitement amongst the staff. DS Automobiles have shared with MotorMartin that they have released a selection of attractive consumer offers across their model range, aimed at customers who … Continue reading News: DS AUTOMOBILES REVEALS A RANGE OF ATTRACTIVE 67-PLATE OFFERS

Citroën DS to DS Automobiles: All I Need

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor I was in the fortunate position before Christmas to spend a week with the impressively styled DS4, a car reviewed on MotorMartin under the heading: DS4 Prestige THP 210 S&S 6-speed manual: Race With The Devil. A car, I think it’s fair to say, that looks simply incredible. What was more impressive though, was how DS spent time referencing their own history when discussing the DS4 with MotorMartin, forging links between the old … Continue reading Citroën DS to DS Automobiles: All I Need