Prototypes





Citroën DS 19 Prototype: The Goddess has landed



It’s the beginning of October, 1955; the Citroën DS is about to be revealed to the world, and subsequently revered for both its technological and aesthetic advances. We’ve unearthed images of ‘The Goddess’ on her maiden journey, just days before the momentous premiere. read more >>


Inception: Driving a prototype Jensen Interceptor



“You like Jensen Interceptors,” said Classic Automobiles Worldwide Ltd’s Anthony Bentley. “Well, we’ve got the very first one in our showroom, so why not come down and have a look at it?” He’s right; we do, and we spent a morning in the company of the original motor show and press car, built by Vignale in Italy. It is also the very first Interceptor registered. read more >>


Top 5 Prototypes: Survivors in the Marketplace



Prototypes are the crucial link between a design team’s initial proposal and the final production car, often displaying interesting variations tested as part of the development process. The Classic Driver Marketplace frequently plays host to those which have managed to escape their manufacturers' clutches: here are five noteworthy examples... read more >>


MV Agusta F4 1000 Works Racing Prototype



Built to contest the 2001 World Endurance Championship, this one-off factory prototype MV Agusta F4 played a key role in the expansion and diversification of the legendary Italian marque. read more >>


Why the ‘Royal Oak’? Audemars Piguet's prototype explored



Although bearing a name inspired by events that took place more than 300 years before, the story of one of the world’s most famous watches begins in 1970. At four o’clock one afternoon, the famous designer Gérald Genta received a call from Georges Golay, the Managing Director of Audemars Piguet. read more >>


Hakes Marine HH42 Prototype



This is Hakes Marine’s new HH42 grand prix racing yacht prototype. The China-based company is so pleased with its vessel, 100 are going to be built, and sold at around 385,000 euros each. read more >>


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