Originally Posted by LabelKing
I think this Voisin is rather nice.
Wow. That is unbelievably attractive, although when I think of Voisin it is 1920s racing masterpieces like the Laboratoire that come first to mind:
I think it is is both amazing and incredibly sad that Ettore's finely crafted but mechanically crude engine boxes - solid axles at both ends, for God's sake! - get all of the press but the real
genius in prewar high end French automobiledom is almost entirely ignored. Voisin was the only one of his era to have his priorities straight: first chassis, then motor. In addition, GabriÃ«l Voisin was instrumental in the creation of the most interesting non-coachbuilt car of the prewar epoch, the monocoque chassis, FWD CitroÃ«n Traction Avant. (I realize that FWD and Traction Avant is redundant, but many likely don't.) In addition, his protege AndrÃ© LefÃ¨bvre was responsible for most of the engineering feats of the CitroÃ«n 2CV and DS. I found this really interesting page
on Voisin and LefÃ¨bvre recently.