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The Citroen GT super car will go into production


The French automaker Citroen has finally decided to bring the videogame inspired GT Concept super car into production. Citroen will produce a limited run of only six units, priced for sale at $1.8 Million each. The dream machine will be ready in time to make its official debut this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.

Citroen spokespersons have said that most of the concept’s features should make it through to the final production version, including the carbon-fiber construction and eccentric interior details such as the copper trim. The only question remaining is what will Citroen use to power their curvilinear machine. Rumors have said that it will be a V8 from either Ford or GM, making at least 500 HP. However there will be no official announcement until this September.

Source: AutoCar


5 comments:

The odd looking Gumpert Apollo is one that initially springs to mind from recent years, the vastly powerful CCS Ultimate Aero is another. Excellent cars they may be, but you would have to be pretty brave to take a punt on one. While established and evocative brands such as Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini seem to have so many different supercar bases covered, that no-one else with a credible reputation ever really seems to bother. I hope this does not happen to this muscular, yet futuristic appearance of Cittroen GT.

Where I think Citroen will succeed with the GT where other smaller names have failed, is that it’s a name you can trust. Although Citroen isn’t renowned for its supercar efforts, it is firmly established in the UK as a recognized and respectable brand.

The Citroen GT looks handsome on the road, too. It’s not comically ugly and it already has lots of kudos after its appearance in the Gran Turismo Playstation game. If it makes production, which Citroen say is quite likely, I’m sure the quirky French firm will have no trouble shifting the 6 examples mooted for production.

Here is an attempt by a firm with no supercar experience at trying something different - quite a bold move in the midst of a recession. We quite often see small manufacturers trying to enter the supercar club with something seemingly created by a mad man in a shed.

I just can’t wait and see what will come out in time when it goes on production. I just hope that it would not disappoint its the GT fans when it comes out, as we all know, alot of people are expecting too much on this car, with the 6 examples with 1.8 M price tag, I hope that this car will not just be all-body and an empty shell. I hope they get the right engine to power this aerodynamic supercar!

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