Thursday 4th October 1934
The Citroen 22CV, a vehicle with a V8 3,822 cm3 engine developing 100 bhp, was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. Equipped with a 3-speed gearbox, it travelled at 87 mph. Heralded as the fastest and safest production car in the world, it actually remained a prototype. Another new model seen at the Show was the Citroen 11: basically the same body as the 7 but 14 cm wider and 40 cm longer. The 11 was built in six versions, and production ran to 620, 455 examples were produced between September 1934 and July 1954.