There is somewthing very chic about a car - or a lady - dressed in shades of grey and white.

No, Cyril, there's nothing wrong with the picture, this is the limited-edition (only 750 for the whole world), Citroen DS3 Grey Matter.

It’s finished in matte grey with chromed detailing on the side mirrors, side strips and tail-light casings. The roof comes in black or white, enhanced by a decorative kit and 17” diamond alloy wheels in the same colours. The interior is trimmed in grey leather and includes a MyWay Select Comfort Pack - automatic climate control, a MyWay navigation system and premium audio system.

It'll be available with a choice of two petrol engines: the 88kW VTi 120 and the 110kW THP 150.

Peugeot SA's Sharon Garson told IOL that, of 2000 Citroen DS3 Racing specials produced for the world market, South Africa was allotted just 10 - so it's unlikely they'll bring in any DS3 Grey Matter models. If you want one, you'd better start asking now.