The DS was Citroën's replacement for the Traction Avant (i.e. Célestine) and was designed by the same man. Everything apart from the engine was new and innovative: the shape (naturally), the suspension (hydraulic and self levelling) the gearbox and clutch (also hydraulic) and they even managed to re-invent the wheel...
For some reason, this year Retromobile was celebrating the 1955 Salon and had a remarkable selection of DS's to drool over, including:
Breaks (station wagons, known as the “Safari” in the UK)
And custom models.
And re-inventing the wheel? This one.
We quite like the DS. Not sure it is the best backup car for Célestine, but as a 1950s vision of what the 21st century should look like it's pretty spot on.
*I am assuming that which applies to gods applies to goddesses.