The aircraft was not completed by the September 1939 deadline and was put in storage prior to the German invasion of France.
The aircraft remained in storage throughout World War II. The aircraft was sold several times, and its twin Bugatti 50P engines were removed for automotive restorations.
In 1971 a restoration effort was started. The aircraft was stored by the National Museum of the United States Air Force, then transferred to the EAA Airventure Museum collection where restoration was completed, and the aircraft remains on static display.
Jerry Hathaway from Los Angeles, USA, are the world’s leading Citroën SM restorer and specialist. His enthusiasm for the Citroën SM is unparalleled with his “race SM” which holds several speed records and is in the ‘Bonneville 200 mph Club’.
With a special version of the Maserati V6 engine equipped with twin turbos, the top speed was 202,3 mph (323,7 km/h). His “Work SM” features a very special and typical American bodywork: the pickup, built to drive around his racer.
Ayrton Senna in his Lotus 99T at the 1987 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.
A helper lubricates the chain of the Italian cyclist Gino Sciardis during the 1949 Tour de France. The role of mechanics during races became more complex due to the technical progress of the cycles.
Starting grid of the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, 5 June 1955. Photo by André Van Bever.
A historic Peugeot races through the corner on two wheels on the slopes of Mont Ventoux, France, 1924. Photo by M. Rol, courtesy of Spaarnestad Photo.
The 1937 Mercedes W125 Silver Arrow in the Grosser Bergpreis Grand Prix on the Grossglockner, Austria. Unknown photographer.
Gilles Villeneuve spins off at the first corner at the Dutch Grand Prix with his Ferrari 126 CK at Zandvoort, 30 August 1981.
1950 XII Grand Prix de Belgique at Spa-Francorchamps with Pierre Levegh (Talbot Lago T26C), followed by Juan Manuel Fangio (Alfa Romeo 158) at the Eau Rouge corner.
A BMW Z4 GT3 taking a smoking pit stop at the Dubai 24H, Dubai Autodrome, UAE. Photo by Rod Chong.
A massive crash at the first corner of the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps ends the race for four drivers, including McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton. Photo by Getty Images.
Romain Grosjean cuts across Hamilton and the Englishman then careered into the back of him. Grosjean’s Lotus takes off, flies over Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari and also takes out Sauber’s Sergio Perez.
The Maserati racing yacht is a spectacular 21-metre VOR70 (Volvo Ocean Race) yacht that previously participated under a different name in the 2008-2009 round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.
It features a carbon mast over 30m high and a canting keel. It has spent three months in dry dock shedding some 10 percent of its weight in a bid to become the fastest in the world.
In February Giovanni Soldini skippered Maserati over the 3,884 nautical miles from Cádiz, Spain to San Salvador, Bahamas in under 11 days, setting the first North Atlantic Challenge time-reference in the monohull category.