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Jochen Paesen

Citroen SM

Citroen SM

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Back in the late '60s, it sounds like a good idea to combine French beauty and Italian engineering. Unfortunately, it turns out it is not. The Citroen SM project starts with the desire to create a sporty version of the legendary Citroen DS. That car turns out to be among the most exceptional cars of the French company. Experience the fastest FWD car of its time with this beautiful Simply Petrol art print by artist Jochen Paesen.

This Citroen SM art is a love letter to aerodynamics

Citroen SM 70s photo collage of Citroen SM print ads

In 1968, Citroen takes over Maserati, so the French get access to the proper engine of their future flagship car, the SM. It is a V6 with an unusual 90o angle between the cylinder banks. This engine is capable of 170 hp in its 2.7 L form or 180 for the 3.0 L engine. This is not a big engine for a GT coupe of that era, but due to its excellent aerodynamics, Citroen SM is also fuel-efficient. The manufacturer explains max speed of 220 km/h can be overreached with reported 235 km/h.

Rivals like Jensen Interceptor decide to double the Citroen SM fuel consumption which is only 12,5 L/100 km. Unfortunately, the engine isn’t known for its reliability. Problems with the timing chain and the ignition cassettes occur. If you want to own a Citroen SM, you should know that you will need not just a dedicated Citroen expert but also a Maserati engines specialist.

Citroen SM photo collage of SM in the Alps and 4-door SM Cabriolet with the french president Georges Pompidou

However, owning one of the most technically advanced cars of its time is worth the hustle. In addition to the tremendous hydro-pneumatic and self-levelling suspension, Citroen SM debuts the self-centring Diravi steering system. The brake system, also hydraulic, is among the best back in the day. It ensures the shortest stopping distance. The front drums are inboard for achieving better masses balance and cool via large ducts underneath the car.

Huge thanks to Robert Opron, Citroen`s chief designer for mixing the best of Citroen and Maserati and styling the SM. His work tips 0.26 drag coefficient, an index hard to beat even today. This is just one more reason why we are glad to have this beautiful Citroen SM print in our car art collection. The artist is the talented Jochen Paesen.

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  • Fine art prints

    285 gsm, 100% a-cellulose mould-made

    Fine art prints are made on German Etching Hahnemühle traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper of highest quality.

    The unique surface texture showcase the works of art in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effect and depth.

    This paper is designed for FineArt applications.

  • Posters

    180 gsm photo matt

    The high-quality matt photo inkjet paper is particularly suitable for printing photorealistic quality images. The special coating guarantees high resolution and high friction resistance levels.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to ship?

Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 2-3 business days for production.

Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.

Standard shipping within EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 10 work days.

What materials are used?

We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.

For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.

Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.

What sizes are available?

Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options. Common sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, 40x28 inches. It's fair to say our prints are on the bigger spectrums of prints offered.

What is your return and refund policy?

Wea 60-day, no questions asked return policy on all print products otherwise noted on the item. Their condition must be the same as received to qualify for an exchange or refund. To start an exchange or return, please email us.

Please refer to our dedicated Return Policy page on our website for more detailed information.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we offer international shipping to many countries worldwide.

However, please note that shipping times and customs procedures may vary.

Can I track my order?

Absolutely! Once your print is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipment and estimate its arrival date.