Color: orange / yellow with black Roof
The Citroen "Mille Pattes" or "Centipede" was created in 1972 on the basis of a Citroen DS based on the designs by designer Flaminio Bertoni, the creator of the 2CV.The abbreviation "PLR" of the Citroen DS PLR Break Michelin means "Poids Lourd Rapide", which means a fast truck. It was used to test the driving properties of truck tires at high speeds. In the middle, behind the doors, a huge truck tire with a crane construction could be lowered onto the road and race across the asphalt. If the tire burst, nothing happened, because the other ten tires of the five-axle DS ensured perfect traction.
Its maximum speed is 180 kilometers per hour, implemented with two V8s from the Corvette, each with 425 hp and 7.4 liters of displacement. The prototype of this diecast model measures 7.20 meters in length (with more than 9 tons of weight).
The body of the model remains closed, but there is a very realistic passenger compartment with red seats and the typical DS instruments.
For this purpose, CMR installs huge truck rear-view mirrors and a long roof antenna. which also served to transmit the recorded data by radio in 1972. The 1:18 DS rolls on silver steel rims and even has three rear windows due to the extra-wide rear. The original bonnet of the goddess of Citroen can be seen in yellow on the front.
Collectors Metal model with plastic parts,
original Cardboard box.
This product is not a toy.
Not suitable for children under 14 years