'Art Car' version of the Survolt comes with a paint design by artist Francoise Nielly. Also at the event was a personalized DS3 model which will be offered next year by Citroën as part of a new set of individualization options on the model.

Citroën has unveiled an 'Art Car' version of its all-electric Survolt concept car.

The art car Survolt comes with a fluorescent paint design by artist Francoise Nielly and the model was the main attraction at the 14th annual C_42 showcase event at the French automaker's flagship store on the Champs-Elysées in Paris.

Also on display at the event was a DS3 in a personalized creative finish by Flavio Melchiorre, who won first prize at the Citroën Créative Awards, a design competition which launched last May. The Melchiorre DS3 will be offered in 2011 as one of the French brand's personalization options on the model.

At the C_42 too were a C5 Tourer model dressed in matte-black, the new DS4 and the DS3 Racing and the C-ZERO electric car.

The Citroën Survolt is an all-electric sports car with two electric motors doling out a combined total of 304 PS (224 kW). Current comes from two 31 kW/h lithium-ion batteries. 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) comes in at under 5 seconds and top speed is 260 km/h (162 mph). Range is 200 km (124 miles) on the EV. Charging the batteries takes 2 hours with a rapid charger and 10 when plugged into a standard 220 V outlet.

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