The slender Volkswagen L1 shown recently at the Frankfurt Motor Show was built to set mileage records. The 158-miles-a-gallon-diesel electric hybrid reminded me of another very slender vehicle: “La D.S.,” a work by Gabriel Orozco, an artist born in Mexico. It was built as sculpture.
Mr. Orozco’s modified car is a version of the Citroën D.S., nicknamed “la déesse,” French for goddess and famously praised by the French semiologist Roland Barthes.
Source: The New York Times