Tesla Model S vs. 1956 Citroen DS

It's a battle not just between old versus new but also which car is the clearest definition of a technological game changer.

This is certainly not a normal comparison test but it’s still quite interesting nonetheless. So here’s the lowdown: Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman had the unique opportunity to compare the ultra-modern and high-tech Tesla Model S against what’s possibly the most innovative car of the 20th century, the Citroen DS first revealed in 1955. Each car may be dramatically different powertrain-wise, but each one represents an explosion of technical innovation for its respective era.

Now they’re being pitted against one another to determine which one is the greater technological advancement for its time. Who knows, maybe some day all cars will be electrified with software updated remotely by the automaker.

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