Re: Double-takes and lookalikes
Citroen DS5 + Renault Fuego
Mostly I'm thinking of the strip that runs from the headlamp up the side of the bonnet and under the base of the A-pillar - thus creating the floating bonnet/roof. As many will know, the Fuego was designed under the direction of Robert Opron - who also had responsibility for the Citroen CX. So now we have a link betweeen CX and DS5! The Fuego was quite a controversial design like the DS5.
As a bit of fun, I'd draw your attention to this quote attributed to Robert Opron - "The dolphin, the leopard, the swift, they each move at a speed consistent with their environment, each using a minimum of energy. What a great lesson for a stylist." I think this can be related to the DS5, and bertandnairobi's excellent observation that the DS5 is a lot like a Nike Running Shoe. Could it be that the stylist imagined the DS5 in it's urban environment, moving in congested traffic at not much above jogging pace, but trying all the same to out do all the other "shoes"?
Unlike the quote, the stylist has used a maximum of "design energy" in creating the DS5. The styling of the DS5 is busy, but I wonder if even Flaminio Bertoni might approve - especially if he was in one of his Baroque moods. I'd say he would be an Ami of the DS5.