The historic Citroën DS was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1955 and immediately drew attention with its futuristic design and innovative technological features. The development of the DS began as early as 1949 and was led by French engineer André Lefèbvre and Italian designer Flaminio Bertoni. The goal was to create a luxury car with high levels of comfort, safety, and performance that would replace the previous Traction Avant model. Thanks to its success, the DS became popular not only among consumers but also among celebrities and politicians. Production of the DS was discontinued in 1975, after more than 1.5 million vehicles were produced. To this day, the Citroën DS is considered an icon of the French automotive industry and one of the most significant and respected design pieces in the history of automobiles.