There's no free food, or indeed a roll cage with this model, which has been inspired by 'neo-vintage design', which is a bit disappointing.
DS teamed up with BMD Design to come up with the car that is in fact inspired by the work of genius motorcycle builders such as Shinya Kimura and the concept of wabi sabi (austere sophistication) with DS' typical French flair. BMD worked on the DS 3 Café Racer to give it a unique rock and vintage feel that combines sophistication and practical design – something DS says gives it 'a strong personality that breaks free from the stereotypical world that surrounds us.'
'The DS brand selected Bruno Michaud of the Bordeaux studio BMD Design to design the customisation of DS 3 Café Racer,' DS said in a press release. 'A graphic designer with a passion for vintage objects and typography, Bruno Michaud is an advocate of handcrafts and a traditional approach to artisanship. His largely dichromatic productions combine vintage and resolutely contemporary visual.'
A handful of specs are available, the Puretech with either 108bhp or 128bhp, with the 108bhp version available with a manual or a six-speed automatic, while the more powerful model comes with a six-speed manual. Four colour combinations are also available: Ink Blue body colour with Parthenon Cream roof colour, Perla Nera Black body colour with Parthenon Cream roof colour, Platinum Grey body colour with Parthenon Cream roof colour, and Ruby Red body colour with Parthenon Cream roof colour.
Order books are open now, with prices starting from £21,305 but if you want one you'll have to be quick, just 150 units are coming to the UK.